John Peeler: Trump fancies himself a leader; here he dramatically refuses to lead, refuses to tell his people the truth, even though many of them—or their children and grandchildren—will suffer dire consequences from his failure to act.
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John Peeler: Our children and grandchildren—those who survive—will look back on Trump’s and conservatives’ response to global climate change; they will see that we knew what had to be done, and our leaders flatly refused to do it.
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: The costs of not acting are high. The benefits of investing in a clean energy economy would be widespread. We need to keep building the movement.
Johnny Townsend: Maybe trying to slow down and reverse global warming is like a deluded patient taking snake oil to cure their ALS. We’re just kidding ourselves to think there is anything we can do.
Mel Gurtov: Every world leader who shrinks from directly addressing this situation through public and international policy is, to my mind, guilty of a crime against humanity.
Larry Wines: For the first time in decades, there are no active campaigns to regulate anything that rich interests want to do, no matter how destructive to the planet and the animals and planets who share it with us.
Mel Gurtov: It is almost beyond belief that at the very moment national and international action to combat climate change is most urgent, the Trump administration is not just backing away but actively contributing to the problem.
Lance Simmens: In the latest in an avalanche of inane tweets that emanate from the President’s empty cranium comes the latest treatise on his inability to distinguish between weather and climate.
Ed Rampell: As part of his ongoing struggle against fracking, Cromwell was back in court this week observing a hearing regarding the fate of the controversial Competitive Power Ventures power plant in Orange County, N.Y.
Judith LeBlanc: Native peoples have a unique role to play in building a movement that defends the planet, and in creating a future where we all can live in healthy communities.
Steve Hochstadt: Harvey washed away whole neighborhoods. It is also pushing aside the curtain on the politics of storms.
Jospeh Palermo: At gun shows and Republican rallies Texans are well known for talking a lot about “seceding” from the Union. I doubt if many Texas Republicans are talking about that idea right now.
Steve Hochstadt: Heat waves kill more Americans than lightning, floods, hurricanes and tornadoes combined.