Guest essay by Eric Worrall
Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of Columbia’s Center for Sustainable Development and of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network has accused President Trump of being a sociopath, while at the same time directing hate speech towards President Trump’s
wife daughter and son in law Jared.
Trump’s Climate-Change Sociopathy
JUN 7, 2017 24
NEW YORK – President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement is not just dangerous for the world; it is also sociopathic. Without remorse, Trump is willfully inflicting harm on others. The declaration by Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, that Trump believes in climate change makes matters worse, not better. Trump is knowingly and brazenly jeopardizing the planet.
Trump’s announcement was made with a bully’s bravado. A global agreement that is symmetric in all ways, across all countries of the world, is somehow a trick, he huffed, an anti-American plot. The rest of the world has been “laughing at us.”
These ravings are utterly delusional, deeply cynical, or profoundly ignorant. Probably all three. And they should be recognized as such.
Here’s more simple truth: With its large, rich, fossil-fuel-intensive economy, the US has done more than any other country to bring about the global peril of climate change, so it should accept its responsibility in helping to get us all out of danger. At a minimum, America should be eagerly cooperating with the rest of the world.
Instead, Trump’s sociopathic behavior, and the corruption and viciousness of those surrounding him, has produced utter disdain for a world nearing the brink of human-made catastrophe. The next human-caused climate disasters should be named Typhoon Donald, Superstorm Ivanka, and Megaflood Jared. The world will not forget.
What a nasty anger filled rant.
I can understand a climate true believer directing criticism towards President Trump. But to include his family – what influence did Jared have over President Trump’s Paris decision? What did Jared do to be included in Professor Sachs’ nasty rant, other than to have a father in law for whom Professor Sachs cannot contain his hatred?
Update (EW) – h/t Tom Halla corrected Jared’s name
Correction (EW) – I Called Jared President Trump’s son, he is Trump’s son in law. Included President Trump’s wife in the first paragraph.
Correction (EW) – Ivanka is President Trump’s daughter