Editorial: Trump, climate change, and our Orwellian future

Donald Trump

STAR-LEDGER – The usual warnings have been fast and furious since last week. Tornadoes strafed the national beltline — through Kansas, Ohio and Pennsylvania, even reaching Northwest Jersey — and raised the yearly death toll to 38. Floods are inundating Oklahoma, Arkansas and Iowa. The Gulf Coast region shudders with the start of another hurricane season.

So President Trump decided this would be a good time to stifle research on the long-term impact of climate change, notably the catastrophic events that will result from it.

This is either part of Trump’s strategy to make the country uninhabitable by the time your grandchildren reach middle age, or he has been unduly influenced by a team of quacks who believe we should no longer analyze climate change impacts beyond a 20-year window …

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