Get hotter!

The Trump energy department has issued a long report saying “YEAH FOSSILE FUELS AWESOME BRING ON THOSE FOSSIL FUELS IGNORE THOSE WILDFIRES AND PUT SOME MORE FOSSIL FUEL IN THE TANK!”

Released a month before the election, the report is strikingly at odds with the realities of climate change that the American public has been coping with over the past few months, from huge wildfires to destructive derecho storms and a series of intense hurricanes.

As in, huge wildfires that killed 31 people in California so far and displaced thousands and polluted the air throughout much of the country. Kind of a major drawback, you’d think, but not to Trump’s energy department.

The report doesn’t cover any of the industry’s downsides – from fueling climate change to polluting communities where it operates and providing the feedstock for plastic waste that is covering the earth. It focuses on the national security values of US energy independence but does not mention that the defense department frequently names the climate crisis as a threat.

It’s not, because we’ll overcome it by being STRONG.

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