Sunday, July 22, 2018

Texas 2018 GOP Platform: Climate Change

In plank 16, the Texas GOP says, 
“Climate change” is a political agenda promoted to control every aspect of our lives. We support the defunding of “climate justice” initiatives and the abolition of the Environmental Protection Agency and repeal of the Endangered Species Act. 

Texas GOP Platform:

....”Climate change is the type of existential threat that merits people becoming single issue voters. It's making nations uninhabitable, and could literally change the map. For a political party to actually call the reality of it into question and imply that it's nothing more than 'a political agenda' goes beyond mere irresponsibility. It's reprehensible, and should disqualify the Republican party in the minds of all thinking people.”

Ironically, “Cap and Trade is especially irritating because it was a Republican proposal to begin with - a free market method of addressing carbon emissions rather than overly restrictive government regulation.”

Comment: In the current state of tribal partisanship, we are deceiving ourselves into thinking that such issues as abortion etcetera are more important than the issue of global warming induced climate change. Perhaps if the threat to our planet’s biosphere were more immediately concrete, such as an extinction level asteroid threat, then humanity would be able to be more proactive in working towards a solution (though there would still be those who would try to manipulate even that for their own personal advantage).