Had Clinton been elected we might (emphasize might) have been lulled into thinking she would continue to address global warming at the same pace as Obama. Organizations working on ending human contributions to climate change might (emphasize might) have just continued working at the pace they were working at. President Trump and the Republican majority are the 1,000 pound elephant smashing its weight on the see-saw of public opinion so forcefully that it catapults committed citizens into the air and into action.
Every roll back of environmental protections, every muzzling of scientific voices, every appointment of climate-denying bureaucrats calls forth more, and more action by everyone who is committed to reversing global warming.
When President John F. Kennedy declared the United States should put a man on the moon in 10 years it was as if he invented a building called “Put a Man On the Moon in 10 Years.” The first room in that building had to be “It can’t be done” so that those people who stood for that it will be done could interact with those who said it could not be done.
President Trump and the Republican majority are not the enemy. In the building named: “Reverse Global Warming” President Trump and the Republican majority are in the office of “It can’t be done.” Having them in this building creates a place where the dialogue can be had and the views transformed in the same way that we miraculously put a man on the moon.