"State of the Union: Trump Glorifies Coal, Shuts Eyes to Climate Risks"

"Trump talked of the year's climate disasters—without saying 'climate change'—and while repeating his usual promotion of the fossil fuels that drive global warming."

"It was a distinct irony to hear President Donald Trump open his State of the Union address by reciting the litany of climate calamities that the nation survived in 2017.

"We endured floods and fires and storms," he said, as he recognized the bravery of public servants who had saved dozens of people trapped in a hurricane and a wildfire.

But he said not a word about the manmade global warming that makes those risks more dangerous year after year. And his only discussion of energy policies made no nod to the clean energy transformation that scientists prescribe to lower greenhouse gas emissions and reduce the risks."

John H. Cushman Jr. reports for InsideClimate News January 31, 2018.


"Trump: ‘We Have Ended The War On American Energy’" (The Hill)

"Trump Previews Infrastructure ‘Fix,’ Touts Energy Boom" (BNA)

"The Polluted State of the Union" (New Republic)

Source: InsideClimate News, 01/31/2018