“Snowing in Texas and Louisiana, record setting freezing temperatures throughout the country and beyond. Global warming is an expensive hoax!” —Donald J. Trump, Jan. 29, 2014
And with that tweet, the would-be President of the United States declared war on the environment. Donald Trump has also opined that climate change was invented by the Chinese to hurt U.S. manufacturing, tweeted that wind power is dangerous for our health, deregulated mining waste disposal, forced the EPA to delete mentions of global warming on its website, and taken aim at national monuments, with an eye toward stripping them of their protected status.
And that’s only in the first six months of his presidency. Where will this lead? What can writers and activists do to stem the tide of anti-environmental actions?