Storm in tea cup
It only merited a brief mention here in the U.K. but it looks like a statement last week by Trump that Hurricane Dorian was heading for Alabama—which of course was untrue—is still making headlines in the States. This is because no meteorologists working for the U.S. government had predicted it would reach Alabama, as was tweeted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Alabama office. Mysteriously, the top officials at the NOAA later disowned the Alabama office tweet. In other words, they were lent on and their scientific credibility was trashed for political reasons. Par for the course.
Reading the stories regularly posted on the Daily Climate news round-up, there is almost every day a story detailing yet another Trump defenestration of regulations, agencies and laws designed to protect the environment, which—and this obviously hasn’t occurred to the White House genius—means also protecting people. He doesn’t even want other people to get on with such an essential task. He’s no supporter of ‘States’ Rights’ when it comes to telling California it shouldn’t legislate to reduce vehicle emissions. Perhaps California should follow in Catalonia’s footsteps. Against this background, are we seriously expected to believe that our big and beautiful trade deal with Washington will leave our environmental standards untouched? The very thought beggars belief, but that is Trump's speciality.
Meanwhile, the President claims his father was born in Germany. That’s presumably New York, Germany. Perhaps all this nonsense is a result of him having a low testosterone level. This would explain a lot (I was reading about this largely undetected condition in the Guardian today).
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