In a tweet sent out Wednesday morning, Senator Bernie Sanders drew attention to a startling fact: the GOP which is soon to dominate every branch of our government is now wholly in the majority when they repeatedly and excessively reject science at every level.
Sanders is chiefly referring to the GOP’s repeated refusal to acknowledge or accept any form of climate science, leading to two to four years of unmitigated disregard for any climate-saving measures or sanctions on fossil fuel companies.
Rather than electing a Democrat who would have at least maintained Obama’s steps forward concerning alternative fuels and reduced carbon emissions, we have elected a man who believes that climate change was invented by the Chinese and believes “no one really knows” what is causing global warming.
President Trump and his ignorant cabinet won’t give a damn about carbon emissions or fuel efficiency. All of the progress we have made these last several years, as well as the climate agreements just reached earlier this year will all disappear in a cloud of smog.
If you have any doubt about this dark future, take a look at the man Trump has chosen as secretary of state – former Exxon Mobile CEO Rex Tillerson, an oil baron of epic proportions whose only goal is to skew science and public opinion to favor the continued use of oil and coal.
While many others refuse to see the dangers of the incoming Trump presidency, Senator Sanders is fully acknowledging that what we are facing is truly scary. Sanders has no plans back down, and he is out there calling out Trump at every turn every single day.
It really is frightening when you have a party controlling the House, Senate and presidency and saying "You know what? We reject science."
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) December 28, 2016