Kristof: As Trump denies climate change, these children die of it

Posted by | January 8, 2017 20:00 | Filed under: Planet

Ignorance fits a political agenda and is deadly.

She is just a frightened mom, worrying if her son will survive, and certainly not fretting about American politics — for she has never heard of either President Obama or Donald Trump.

What about America itself? Ranomasy, who lives in an isolated village on this island of Madagascar off southern Africa, shakes her head. It doesn’t ring any bells.

Yet we Americans may be inadvertently killing her infant son. Climate change, disproportionately caused by carbon emissions from America, seems to be behind a severe drought that has led crops to wilt across seven countries in southern Africa. The result is acute malnutrition for 1.3 million children in the region, the United Nations says.

Trump has repeatedly mocked climate change, once even calling it a hoax fabricated by China. But climate change here is as tangible as its victims. Trump should come and feel these children’s ribs and watch them struggle for life. It’s true that the links between our carbon emissions and any particular drought are convoluted, but over all, climate change is as palpable as a wizened, glassy-eyed child dying of starvation. Like Ranomasy’s 18-month-old son, Tsapasoa.

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13 responses to Kristof: As Trump denies climate change, these children die of it

  1. Suzanne McFly January 8th, 2017 at 20:33

    Well we have no chance of making this 70 year old silver-spooned, man-baby learn how to feel empathy for another, so I guess we need to hold him accountable for every death attributed to his policies addressing the climate.

    • whatthe46 January 8th, 2017 at 21:18

      it kills me when i go to #Trumpgrets or @trumpgrets and read idiots tweets about him needing to stop being childish, he won, blah blah blah, as if at 70 he’s now going to grow the hell up. really? i don’t think so.

      • Suzanne McFly January 8th, 2017 at 22:25

        I no longer have faith in the trumpettes, if they were stupid enough to vote for him after all he has done, they are irredeemable.

        • whatthe46 January 9th, 2017 at 09:06

          maybe you misunderstood me. it kills me because i laugh my ass off. i have never had any faith in anyone who voted for him. they get what they deserve.

  2. robert January 8th, 2017 at 21:02 it hasn’t been known to snow in georgia but when it does….

  3. bpollen January 8th, 2017 at 22:29

    Global warming floods NMPs Scottish golf course. His insurance company says it’s an act of Gawd. Trump sues Gawd. Gawd laughs her invisible ass off.

    • Suzanne McFly January 8th, 2017 at 22:33

      I wish she would come down and b!tch slap this tangerine.

      • bpollen January 8th, 2017 at 22:40

        You’re wicked! And that’s just PART of why I like ya!

  4. Bunya January 9th, 2017 at 14:06

    The people in Madagascar are predominantly black, so don’t think tRump is gonna risk breaking a nail worrying about what happens to them.

    • whatthe46 January 9th, 2017 at 14:09

      hell no.

      • Bunya January 9th, 2017 at 14:20

        That’s why I can’t stand tRump. He’s not too crazy about people of color, but that’ll all change when he wants to start another war. THEN the people of color will be “just what he needs”. What an a$$hole.

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