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G7 environment ministers meet to discuss climate crisis

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By JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN

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But Andrew Wheeler, the former coal lobbyist appointed by President Donald Trump to head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), told the meeting too much attention was being paid to the worst-case scenarios on climate change.

Glad to know that at least some people in power are paying attention to the worst case scenario. Not sure why this is a relevant point though, even the best case scenarios are looking pretty grim right now thanks to jackasses like this guy.

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They should meet in Kiribati.

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But Andrew Wheeler, the former coal lobbyist appointed by President Donald Trump to head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), told the meeting too much attention was being paid to the worst-case scenarios on climate change.

The Trump administration is paying NO ATTENTION to climate change. In fact they're censoring what scientists say.

How the U.S. Government Is Aggressively Censoring Climate Science By keeping the public in the dark, federal agencies create an environment where inaction is justified.

https://www.audubon.org/magazine/summer-2018/how-us-government-aggressively-censoring-climate

Trump's for sale to the highest bidders, which include the oil and gas corporations. He's increasing the US military budget to defend US global oil interests. He's cutting back environmental regs to allow big industry to pollute more. He's cutting back safety regs so big oil can return to their reckless days. He wants more offshore drilling.

Trump's cutting clean energy programs. And subsidizing big oil.

(Rightists: would you consider those subsidies 'socialistic'?)

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Wheelers credentials and his position as EPA head are comical.

A mouth piece for Trumpism.

Hope the other G6 members can exert some pressure, but not sure if they're willing to play hard ball.

And the idea of a G7 conference on this is nonsense in the 1st place. What expertise do they have that excludes at least minimally other major countries and those who are directly affected in hte short term.

Lacks!

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