“It Is Time to Have a Frank Discussion” – Robert Reich on Natural Disasters
Robert Reich* initiates a frank discussion on Conservative ideology and the real dangers of climate change that Americans face.
“Conservatives don’t like regulation, or social insurance, and they don’t believe in climate change. But with large portions of America now grappling with the effects of the two worst hurricanes to hit in years, it is time to have a frank discussion…
[Reich talks about building regulations, ‘Big Government’ and social insurance, and climate change.]
The lives and livelihoods of millions of Americans are at risk. As long as Trump and his administration continue to deny the existence of climate change and its impacts, getting out of the Paris Accords, rolling back environmental protections, they’re taking us into more and more dangerous territory for no reason but to satisfy an ideology that has no bearing on the real problems facing America.” [Emphasis mine.]
* Robert Reich served as Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton and is now Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley.
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