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While 'Hastening Climate Apocalypse' With Big Oil Agenda, Trump Reportedly Moving to End Long-Term Studies of Climate Crisis

While 'Hastening Climate Apocalypse' With Big Oil Agenda, Trump Reportedly Moving to End Long-Term Studies of Climate Crisis

Jake Johnson, staff writer

In what environmental experts warned could be President Donald Trump's most dangerous assault on science yet, the White House is reportedly moving to end long-term assessments of the impacts of the climate crisis while pushing a polluter-friendly agenda that is making the planetary emergency worse.

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The Republican position is that the world is not likely to end as we know it by when the next quarterly profit reports are due, so fuck it…

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It is notorious among scientists about how Stalin ‘politicized’ science when he and the ‘pseudoscience’ agronomist Lysenko attacked the science of genetic theory. Lysenko denied the existence of DNA and rejected Mendelian gene theory and Darwinian natural selection. He held that plants could inherit traits through breeding and agricultural techniques most notably such as that of rye being turned into wheat (without genetic manipulation). Under Stalin his theories and influence resulted in increased famines and numerous scientists who rejected his theories being imprisoned and a number being executed as enemies of the state. When his theories were adopted by China in the 50’s, nearly 50 million people died in famines. Similarly Hitler’s infamous ‘pseudoscience’ racial theories were another authoritarian’s attempt to control science.

The Trump administration’s own authoritarian attempt to control science may also set us back in science just as did Lysenkoism once did in Russia. Dictators want ever more control …

… be warned!

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I would like to wipe the smirk off the face of Happer and deny him of some teeth. Now that is the kind of denial one can believe in.

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I will never understand this kind of mindless destructiveness and militant ignorance, but this kind of thing has been republican policy since Reagan. It goes along with such blindness to gun violence as preventing the CDC from studying it. The republican party since the rise of Reagan has become the greatest threat to the well-being of American citizens ever. It is fundamentally hostile to the American people and their well-being.

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The Speaker has said she would pray for the President and she would pray for America. Thoughts and prayers, that’s all you get. Remember that, never forget it the next time you vote. If you get chance to vote and if it will be counted and if it is put into force,

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There need be no other reason than this one to get Trump admin out of office.

Those opposing Trump vastly have the numbers. Will they realize their power to end the Trump regime reign of terror?

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The role of DNA in heredity at all was not known, or only suspected back in Stalin’s time - Watson’s and Cricks papers having been published the year Stalin died, with much work left to do.

The US is becoming less relevant while presidential headlines attempt to be more dominant.

http://www.china.org.cn/photos/2019-05/27/content_74825949.htm

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Poor widdle pResident Bone Spurs is going to do as much damage as he can as revenge against the way he has been treated so badly by the Democrats.

Lysenko remained until the early sixties. In any case you love to quibble over minor points which is your right if not your forte but please try doing some basic research first. Lysenko rejected modern genetic theory and natural selection.

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It’s all short term thinking for humans ,to survive we must go long…
Here is something from our higher consciousness…

There is a saying in the cosmos: Eternal Life brings Eternal Peace

If, on the other hand ,you imagine that you have a limited time in which to experience what you desire to experience ,you will give up your peace to acquire it ,or hold onto it if and when you do acquire it.

This is the story of humanity in fifty words and less.Life as an HEB is felt as an eternal reality.

Is this blatant corporate, profits above all else plan/agenda what “conservatism” means? Isn’t empowering and overtly serving the fossil-fuel conglomerate (and chemical poison industry) among others de facto crimes? Crimes against humanity?

Isn’t serving 1% wealth and corporate financial dominance, wars of choice, promoting “fake science” with zero regard for human rights, environmental health and stability, justice and the Common Good a crime of vast proportions?

If all the near countless policy atrocities by the depraved trump regime, its actions serving profits over people, numerous official conflicts of interest, pattern of obstruction of justice, contempt for the Constitution (emoluments clause) and Bill of Rights (not to mention the Magna Carta), shifting trillions in “tax-cuts” and funding from the public/civilian sector to military/police, corporate/banker/Wall Street and wealthiest individuals, while concealing and diverting accountability from past personal criminal actions and conflicting relationships, countless overt lies and deceit, by the mentally and morally deficient (to put it mildly!) self-proclaimed “very stable genius” not enough to provoke the immediate impeachment of the “malignant narcissist” and regime, then nothing ever will be and our ostensible republic and environmental future are far beyond saving!

If the so-called “opposition party” figureheads, craven weaklings and overtly complicit continue to scheme and prevaricate and remain contemptuously silent in the face of such atrocities and crimes against the people and common future, they deserve ZERO respect and are as much a part of the problem and crimes as the criminal regime and its odious pathological chief himself!

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Leaving climate change authority up to a one foot in the grave grifter isn’t very smart.

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This is an important historical reminder of what can happen when the state throws its weight behind pseudoscience. While Yunzer has correctly pointed out that DNA wasn’t part of the picture then, Lysenko did reject Mendelian genetic inheritance in favor of a kind of “soft inheritance” that was term Lysenkoism and overwhelmingly rejected by biologists even before its application caused massive famine. The point is that the parallel between Lysenko’s state support and Trump’s appointments of scientific frauds is real, and points to disaster (not that we’re not already pointed that way).

Trump’s power depends on ignorance, he said it himself “I love ignorant people” - just wants to keep them that way.

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It is not just “Trump” or “the Republicans.” It is the multibillion dollar energy industry and the banks that make billions from financing them–who have hired these menaces. It is capitalism vs. survival.

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What is insane Bill, is your ignorant and punic, statement. Either you are really a complete idiot, or a fawning parasite and sycophant for the fossil fuel industries.

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“Long-term assessments”.
Just how much long-term do we have i wonder.
Not a single insect on my flowers. No moths (to speak of) at night.
Fewer swallows and swifts from last year.

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We have the right to self-defense. We have the right, according to the Declaration of Independence, to alter or ABOLISH a government that no longer serves to provide for its citizenry. Republicans and complicit corporate democrats are going to kill the world, having transformed OUR government into a corporate cookie jar utterly unresponsive to the needs of American citizens. If voting is not a sufficient means to regain control (if we ever had such control), then we must organize to debate other means of gaining control of OUR government, preferably BEFORE corporations oversee our extinction as a species (or, perhaps not. Maybe, from an evolutionary standpoint, we are incapable of denying or controlling the cancerous aspects of our DNA and will finally, inevitably, remove ourselves from this planet. Earth, metaphorically, will thus finally breath a sigh of relief).

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