Did you know that everything’s just fine and dandy? Oh, those massive bushfires? Nah ignore them, lighten up why don’t you! Well, It’s not our esteemed leader Scotty from Marketing that’s telling us to calm down about the climate this time, but rather Donald Trump.
Speaking to the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, Trump told us all to calm tf down and stop being such downers.
“This is not a time for pessimism. This is a time for optimism. Fear and doubt is not a good thought process because this is a time for tremendous hope and joy and optimism and action.”
“But to embrace the possibilities of tomorrow, we must reject the perennial prophets of doom and their predictions of the apocalypse. They are the heirs of yesterday’s foolish fortune tellers.” Did I mention that Greta Thunberg was in the room during this speech? Cause she was, and she was way more composed than I would have been in her situation.
Isn’t she always, though?
Anyway, Trump kept going. “These alarmists always demand the same thing: absolute power to dominate, transform and control every aspect of our lives. We will never let radical socialists destroy our economy, wreck our country or eradicate our liberty.”
“In America, we understand what the pessimists refuse to see: that a growing and vibrant market economy focused on the future lifts the human spirit and excites creativity strong enough to overcome any challenge.”
That’s great, except the economic arguments about climate change have been well established. The Australia Institute reckons we would save about $130 billion every year by avoiding a climate disaster.
If you’re struggling under the weight of climate anxiety, then rest easy in the knowledge that hey, “this is a time for optimism!” Unless that made it way worse, in which case, I’m so sorry.
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