Climate change in grasslands.
Climate change in grasslands.

Three Sides to Every Story

Donald Trump is currently in a state of transition after claiming the presidency during the 2016 election.

“The (DEP) Department of Environmental is killing us environmentally.” – Donald Trump (04/2016)

That quote summarizes the amount of time and energy Trump has spent learning about different departments of the government. Or it is him playing dumb about a topic he knows about well, but doesn’t want to appear knowledgeable. What he meant to say, possibly, is the (EPD) the Environmental Protection Department limits corporations to generate revenue with regulations.

One of the positive elements to Trump’s environment plan is his stance on energy independence from other countries. If he can focus on creating jobs in renewable energy, as well as traditional energy, it will help with the transition to clean energy production. I find it interesting to see what presidents focus on, and the time period during their time in office. Hopefully, Trump will see the importance of the environment early in his term. It will help him get re-elected later.

Within the wide range of issues that Trump will face, one of the biggest, and most vital to the well-being of future generations is how he will approach the environment.

Left and right wing media reports differently on how Trump will act in office. My goal is to review what he has said in the past that may stick in the upcoming months. His tone during the election process has changed. It will be important to see how his stance on the environment either evolves or devolves.

The BBC recently reported that 2016 is set to contain the hottest global temperatures on record.

“In parts of Arctic Russia, temperatures were 6C to 7C above the long-term average. Many other Arctic and sub-Arctic regions in Russia, Alaska and north-west Canada were at least 3C above average. We are used to measuring temperature records in fractions of a degree, and so this is different.” – WMO secretary-general Petteri Taalas

With the global temperatures rising, coastal areas sinking; the decisions Trump will face will be ever more important than ever in office.

Where does Donald Trump stand on energy and the environment?