GR: “Trump himself received $1,132,996 in dirty energy money.” If we can’t get money out of politics, human weakness will destroy the world. This EcoWatch article by Lorraine Chow exposes the weakness and the harm it causes.
“Those of you who participated in Saturday’s People’s Climate March have 181 more reasons to protest.
“New research shows that the 180 climate-denying members of Congress—plus President Trump, who famously denounced global warming as a hoax—have received more than $82 million from fossil fuel industries.
“Researchers from the Center for American Progress Action Fund calculated that the Republican president, 142 representatives and 38 senators, who do not accept the overwhelming scientific consensus that human activity causes climate change, have received a total of $82,882,725 from coal, oil and gas industries—an increase from the $80,453,861 total in the previous report.
“According to the new report, the top three recipients were Arizona Senator John McCain, who opposes the Environmental Protection Agency’s finding that greenhouse gases are pollution; Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell, who once said, “For everybody who thinks it’s warming, I can find somebody who thinks it isn’t;” and Texas Senator John Cornyn, who actually acknowledges that humans have an impact on the environment but doesn’t think it’s the responsibility of the government to do anything about it.
“For the report, the researchers defined a climate denier as any lawmaker who has:
- “Questioned or denied the scientific consensus behind human-caused climate change;
- “Answered climate questions with the “I’m not a scientist” dodge;• Claimed the climate is always changing (as a way to dodge the implications of human-caused warming);
- “Failed to acknowledge that climate change is a serious threat; or
- “Questioned the extent to which human beings contribute to global climate change.
“Trump himself received $1,132,996 in dirty energy money.”
–Lorraine Chow (Continue reading: 180 Climate Deniers in Congress Received $82 Million in Dirty Money).