Trump’s Secretary of State Pick, Rex Tillerson, on Global Warming

Below is a clip of the future Secretary of State on climate change. His argumentative maneuvers in the attached clip are predictably glib: (1) climate models possess a wide range of uncertainty; (2) the problems look manageable to him; and (3) we can adapt.

Translation: if we keep burning fossil fuels at our current rate: (1) maybe things won’t be as bad as some models predict; (2) if they are that bad, we’ll adapt; and we’ll do so by (3) engineering (which means moving our harbors and cities deeper inland, which translates into passing the costs, in the trillions, of our global warming, to future generations).

Simple. I feel so much better.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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One Response to Trump’s Secretary of State Pick, Rex Tillerson, on Global Warming

  1. notabilia says:

    Sorry, the photo and your description was all I could take – just couldn’t give this horror-clown a listen.

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