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Old 10.11.2016, 12:14
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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Will he be a good president? I guess it depends on what good means and good for whom.

For me , good means to promote alternative energy policies and environmental improvement.

What he actually did is to nominate a climate change denier as head of EPA.
https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...pa-transition/

So, the answer for now is a clear NO, he will not be a good president on environmental issues.
Definitely a noble topic to be the chief basis of voting for a President.
Unfortunately, choosing a president based on the future environmental impact is a bit of a luxury reserved for those who have a stable income, wealth, and comfort in their life.
The truth is, that the majority of people who struggle to have affordable housing, a paying job, clothes for their children and food on the table, the environmental state in the future is of lesser concern.


On the other hand, if we look at why the jobs have moved to developing countries, cheaper labor is only a small part. Industrial processes that would require waste-water facilities, emission treatments under good environmental policies will move to developing countries where these extra facilities aren't required. Encouraging companies to stay, and follow the stricter guidelines is actually better for the environment.
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