On Friday, a spokesperson for The Vatican warned that Donald Trump’s backwards policies on the Paris Climate Accord, coal, and science in general are sending America back in time while the rest of the world moves forward. Keep in mind that this is coming from an institution that has frequently been at odds with science, and even they believe that Trump’s anti-science agenda is causing serious damage to the United States. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this topic.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced