Words and things, mostly words.
Released on Black Friday, as if to obscure the report’s release and ensure the smallest audience would be paying attention when it dropped, the Trump administration has released the National Climate Assessment Study (link). The report details that climate change will continue to increase violent weather events which, in turn, will deal significant damage to the US economy in the coming decades. The study jives with every accepted climate model, and predicts dire consequences if steps are not taken to curb greenhouse emissions and address the realities of a changing world climate.
To no one’s surprise, President Trump, a learned man of science, “doesn’t believe” the study. This was when he wasn’t busy justifying the use of teargas of migrants near the border, and informing us that, in his youth, people claimed he looked like Elvis…. It’s getting really exhausting living in Hell World.