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U.S. continues to ignore science to own detriment

by Alyssa Daley - Editor in Chief
Tue, Nov 14th 2017 10:00 pm
Photos taken from Wikipedia Commons 
In a 
time of such extensively advanced 
technology most would think that 
the way we generate the energy 
our society requires in order to 
survive would have progressed. 
It seems Trump is set in the 
Stone Ages.
Photos taken from Wikipedia Commons In a time of such extensively advanced technology most would think that the way we generate the energy our society requires in order to survive would have progressed. It seems Trump is set in the Stone Ages.

Well everybody, it seems as if Trump and his administration want to give everyone coal and cancer for the holiday season this year. I know some of you are grumbling, “that liberal, she’s just another source of fake news spouting nonsense that goes against my belief” However, I must say that I am making this sensationalized statement after the United States decided to focus one of its few public events at the Bonn climate talks to emphasise coal and nuclear power. Originally, this talk was supposed to be centered around clean renewable energy. 

Our world is dying every day, which is seen in the decrease in the world's available clean drinking water, lack of space to bury waste and the increase in tragedies like Flint, Michigan who have yet to fully regain completely healthy water access.

I didn't have much to say on this because I think it should be self-explainitory as to why the U.S., supposedly the “leader of the free world,” should be proposing the newest sustainable help for generations to come, rather than what is the cheapest option at this point in time. I don't know how many more professionals and how many more scientists need to be told “no, you're wrong,” by some private-schooled legacy who didn't need to do anything but be born in order to receive what he considers to be “a small loan of a million dollars.” 

There's no reason as to why the administration has decided to go along with the marginalized ideas of people living in denial, why there should still be more diesel run vehicles on the road than hybrids in the U.S. and why the president can't seem to wrap his toupee around the idea that using wind, hydro and solar power would be more beneficial than creating huge bouts of black smoke and soot that babies and adorable puppies, along with the rest of will inhale. 

Every aspect of our society that Trump and his cronies wish to generate energy with fossil fuels like coal can be done with wind mills, solar panels or hydroelectric dams. The one point people against sustainable and renewable resources continously bring up is, “it's just to expensive right now. Where are you going to get the money from?” In response to this, I literally can google “renewable energy grants” and get to energy.gov where there are lists of government grants for small businesses and other viable candidates. This is how I've come to the conclusion that Trump will be gifted coal and cancer this holiday season.

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