We have never seen anything like this before in America. Moreover this Resistance is by municipal officials many of whom have taken their citizens by surprise by the decision to join with other cities’ mayors opposing Trump’s ridiculous and ill informed pull out from the Paris accord. Environmentalists and progressives have been given proof that the knowledge of climate change is much more widespread across the country than the mainstream media lets on. How many people do these 200+ mayors represent in America? The greatest number of people live in cities! Not only do these 200 cities represent a huge number of people but also many are in states and areas of the country supposedly supportive of Trump or denialist in general.
For officialdom to oppose Trump should tell us all that things may not be as we are repeatedly told by a corporate controlled press. We all know that even the least informed people all know about climate change even if they claim spurious rationales and babble about cycles they have no knowledge of and add that the sun is getting hotter nonsense. These mayors show us support for the environment is much more widespread and reaches across even political lines and agendas than we ever we would have expected to read and hear reports by the media.
For all that Trump causes us all embarrassment and dismay, these mayors have abruptly changed the game. Maybe the media will regain a conscience or at least a spine and remember their role as the fourth estate and start reporting about climate change that reflects the groundswell of support for the environment these mayors have shown exists all across the country.?