Donald Trump has been elected President of the United State of America. He’s also been called the worst environmental candidate in history by Khalid Pitts, the political director at the Sierra Club, the largest and most influential grassroots environmental organisation in the world.
Pitts has said: “The only thing associated with his [Trump’s] campaign that remotely resembles ‘alternative energy’ are the flames from the dumpster fire that is his energy policy, and those are obviously unhealthy to be around.
“Put simply, Trump’s energy plan is this: he opposes any policy that will tackle the climate crisis or grow our clean energy economy, and he supports any policy that props up the dirty fossil fuel industry.”
This is scary talk, particularly as climate change continues to worsen. One in six species now face extinction as a result of human-caused climate change and up to 250 million people could potentially be displaced because of it by 2050.
So why exactly is Trump so bad for the environment? What has he said about climate change? Well for starters…