If we’re already doomed to disastrous climate change, then there’s no reason to cut carbon pollution, argues the Trump administration
Several years ago, I wrote about the five stages of climate denial:
Stage 1: Deny the Problem Exists
Stage 2: Deny We’re the Cause
Stage 3: Deny It’s a Problem
Stage 4: Deny We can Solve It
Stage 5: It’s too Late
Look where the Trump Administration is.https://t.co/FRQGZ8gQ4r
The impacts of the Proposed Action [freezing fuel efficiency standards] and alternatives on global mean surface temperature, precipitation, sea level, and ocean pH would be extremely small in relation to global emissions trajectories. This is because of the global and multi-sectoral nature of climate change. These effects would be small, would occur on a global scale, and would not disproportionately affect the United States.
The emissions reductions necessary to keep global emissions within this carbon budget could not be achieved solely with drastic reductions in emissions from the U.S. passenger car and light truck vehicle fleet but would also require drastic reductions in all U.S. sectors and from the rest of the developed and developing world.
In addition, achieving GHG reductions from the passenger car and light truck vehicle fleet to
Original Title: The Trump administration has entered Stage 5 climate denial | Dana Nuccitelli
Full Text of the Original Article: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/oct/08/the-trump-administration-has-entered-stage-5-climate-denial