An alert reader writes:
Based on what I have read on amerika.org thus far, I know that you attribute deforestation to be a primary cause of climate change. SoÂ I was wondering what you thought of Donald Trump’s seeming unwillingness to take a stance on the issue. I am aware of the energy plan on his website, yet he always fails to mention any details from it when pressed on the issue in interviews. He always falls back on blaming China which is contradictory as they recently ratified the UN Paris Agreement, of which he plans to somehow revoke any further US involvement. This suggests to me that the majority of Trump’s energy plan is all but an afterthought as it is never really given it’s due attention unless it has to do with creating more jobs. While I would like to give him my vote, this is all very troubling.
This is an interesting question and deserves an in-depth answer which others may appreciate as well. Here is what was sent back to this alert reader:
There are two answers here: practical in terms of the game, and realistic in terms of what must be done.
In the world of the practical, Trump will do his best to avoid this issue because it is entirely a Leftist creation designed to load their solution as an assumption. There is no winning hand for him to tackle this without opening another front, and the answer will be nuanced, so that is bad politics.
In realistic terms, deforestation _caused by overpopulation_ is the problem. One huge solution to this is to destroy immigration entirely and cut all third world aid, both of which Trump has hinted at wanting to do.
This means that his solution is one he cannot admit, but that he has already mentioned, just not in relation to global warming.