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The Weekly paper of the New Communist Party of Britain


The Words of Trump

Whilst glaciers melt and massive bush-fires sweep across Australia, Donald Trump is still in denial over climate change. The US president was on top form this week telling fellow world leaders at Davos that: “We must reject the perennial prophets of doom and their predictions of the apocalypse. They are the heirs of yesterday’s foolish fortune-tellers.”

The 50th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) at the Swiss resort of Davos focused on green and environmental issues, and called on attending companies to move their business models towards greener choices.

But this was ignored by Trump, whose clique sees their demands as threats to the big US energy corporations responsible for much of the pollution in the USA today.

Catastrophic climate change is not inevitable. The technologies that could dramatically reduce our dependence on fossil fuels already exist and have been proven to work. There is no shortage of energy in the world, more development of wind, hydro-power, tidal- and solar- power could provide enough energy for global needs.

Real action is needed to put more pressure on governments to provide more funds and put in place meaningful policies to ensure that an environmental catastrophe does not happen.