This article in The New York Times today caught our attention: Trump’s Rollback of Auto Pollution Rules Shows Signs of Disarray. California’s recent pact with Ford, Honda, VW and BMW has reportedly “enraged” Mr. Trump. Meanwhile, Mercedes-Benz and a sixth automaker intend to join with California.
What’s at stake? “The Trump administration’s proposal would significantly weaken the 2012 vehicle pollution standards put in place by President Barack Obama, which remain the single largest policy enacted by the United States to reduce planet-warming carbon dioxide emissions.”
The Editorial Board of the Washington Post decries Trump’s rejection of reality in: Global warming is already here. Denying it is unforgivable. They warn: “Global warming’s consequences are various, pervasive and not always obvious when people consider how their lives will be directly affected — until they are.”
The past five years have been the warmest years ever recorded and July was the hottest month on record in the world. What is it going to take for the Trump administration to acknowledge and act on the most urgent challenge facing the world?
Editor in Chief