President-elect Trump has nominated Scott Pruitt to head the US Environmental Protection Agency. Time to batten down the hatches and head for the hills. Pruitt is a Big Oil man, a climate denier, whose past record suggests he will tear down long and hard fought for environmental protections. Not so much the EPA, more the EDA – the environmental destruction agency. Someone likened it to putting an arsonist in charge of the Fire Service.
Most, if not all, Trump’s nominations bolster corporate not people power. So much for all that baloney about being anti-establishment. He’s draining the swamp to create an even bigger one. Just when we needed the world’s most powerful nation to have a leader who can understand the global Big Picture we get a billionaire businessman and reality TV star who thinks global warming is a hoax invented by the Chinese. If Trump pulls the US out of the Paris climate change deal then, short of an all-out nuclear war, it will probably rank as the single most destructive event to hit our planed since the Ice Age. Emperor Nero fiddled while Rome burnt, President Trump will twitter while our land and oceans inexorably warm.. Bye bye beautiful planet.