In case you haven't been following along (I do understand the appeal of attempting to ignore that Trump is in charge of the USA), here's a list put together by The New York Times compiling twenty-three environmental laws, regulations, and policies that Trump has overturned in the first hundred days of his presidency. At least Elon Musk is trying his best to get humanity to Mars, since it seems like it'd be best if we just left Earth to the rest of the species that inhabit it and move to a lifeless planet that won't suffer as much from our short-sighted and morally questionable leadership.
I really hope my blog doesn't end up as an incessant Cassandra dilemma, but that seems to be where we're headed.
Here's the latest in super depressing news: Republicans are somewhat literally gunning for the Endangered Species Act.
The Environmental Protection Agency was just frozen, "temporarily halt[ing] all contracts, grants and interagency agreements." It's also been placed under a media blackout. I cannot emphasize enough how problematic this is not only for its immediate effect but also for the implications this action has in conjunction with other decisions and promises - including sharply increasing drilling and mining operations in previously protected land - already made by Trump and his team. This will lead to short-term financial profit at the short-, middle-, and long-term expense of catastrophic environmental mismanagement. It's not a unique decision, unfortunately, but it is still a deeply wrong one to make.
Right after Trump assumed the presidency, the White House's webpage on climate change was deleted.
Meanwhile, Earth reached its highest temperature on record in 2016, which beat the previous record that happened in 2015, which beat the previous record which took place during 2014. We've had three years in a row of highest temperatures on record for our planet.