It is with great pleasure that I reprint in full the text of Paul Watson's Why Fighting Donald Trump On Climate Change Is A Waste Of Time. Watson is the founder of The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
It is astonishing to think that many of the things Watson says here have appeared only on this blog during the entire time I've written it. That part is like a breath of fresh air.
But as you will see, after getting real about what humans will do about climate change, Watson gives us the hope which made it possible for this article to appear in The Huffington Post.
Before everyone gets overly upset about Donald Trump and Climate Change consider this one thing: Donald Trump’s denial of Climate Change is irrelevant.
Climate Change is a scientific reality and the denial of Climate Change as a problem does not make the threat go away. The reality cannot be changed by the personal beliefs of the President of the United States. This is akin to King Canute demanding that the tide cease to rise. When he failed to force the Ocean to his will, he proclaimed, “let all men know how empty and worthless is the power of kings.”
Presidents, like kings, have no authority over Nature.
And when you really think about, just what is the difference between a President that denies Climate Change and a Prime Minister who acknowledges it, yet acts as if he is denying it?
There is no difference, practically speaking.