The end is nigh.
People on the left frequently mock conservatives for being people of faith and believing in God. Yet if you listen to leading voices from the Progressive community, you would think we’re living in the end times.
Trump recently rolled back some of Obama’s policies on climate change and has also taken action to roll back regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency.
In response, Van Jones wrote this for CNN:
Van Jones: Trump may have signed Earth’s death warrant
As usual, Donald Trump is completely upside down on the facts.
In 2015, President Barack Obama created the Clean Power Plan to slow climate disruption. It was the first action ever taken by the US government to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants.
And this week, with the stroke of a pen, President Trump directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take steps to end it.
Trump may have just signed a death warrant for our planet (at least, for a planet that is liveable for humans). And the lies he told to justify it have real consequences for real Americans, here and now.
First, Trump says he wants to dismantle the Clean Power Plan because it represents what he calls “job-killing regulation.” False — limited losses in some sectors are dwarfed by gains in others.
The potential for job growth in the clean energy sector dwarfs any potential job growth in the fossil fuel economy. For example, Trump promised the Keystone XL pipeline would create 28,000 jobs when he approved the project. But he had to use a huge multiplier to get to even that low number. In fact, it would create about 3,000 temporary construction jobs and only 35 permanent jobs. That’s right: 35 permanent jobs.
By comparison, in 2016 the number of jobs in solar grew 25% from the year prior, according to figures from the nonprofit Solar Foundation, while jobs in the rest of the economy had less than 2% growth. Renewable energy jobs now create jobs 12 times faster than the rest of the economy.
Jones served briefly in the Obama administration as a ‘green jobs czar’ until it was discovered he had expressed views in line with the ‘9/11 Truth’ movement.
He and other progressives have been pushing a green economy agenda for years but even with a sympathetic president in the White House for eight years, we ended up with little more than Solyndra.
Jones isn’t alone in his ‘end times’ preaching. Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore recently claimed Trump has begun the process of human extinction.
The National Post reports:
Michael Moore believes Trump has triggered ‘the extinction of human life on Earth’
Donald Trump has been accused of many things throughout his presidency so far, but Michael Moore blaming him for the future extinction of humanity may be the biggest.
Moore’s comments came after the president signed an executive order on Tuesday calling for an end to all efforts working to stop and reverse climate change, including rescinding Obama’s six climate change measures in hopes of boosting fossil fuels. The Environmental Protection Agency will instead be exclusively focused on “clean air and clean water.”
Trump, who previously referred to global warming as nothing more than a “hoax,” claimed this will put an end to “the war on coal” and “job-killing regulations,” praising his move as “taking historic steps to lift the restrictions on American energy.”
In a Facebook post, Moore wrote, “Historians in the near future (because that may be the only future we have) will mark today, March 28, 2017, as the day the extinction of human life on Earth began.”
Historians in the near future will mark today, March 28, 2017, as the day the extinction of human life on earth began, thanks 2 Donald Trump
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) March 28, 2017
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