To be honest we've become used to Politicians spouting rhetoric then doing very little about it. Obama was actually the opposite on Climate Change, his rhetoric was low, initially, but his actions were high.
Sadly, with Trump, what you see is what you get. He told people what he was going to do and now he's doing it. How shocking is that???
There is hope though, for those who think that destroying the likes of Trump is hopeful, in the article, yesterday, on the Washington Post where they discussed the likely attempts to impeach Trump over his refusal to sell of his business interests just to become president of the US.
I've said this consistently for more than a decade now and very few in the Climate Lobby want to listen.
You do not tax people into submission. You do not look like a tree hugger who wants to take the population back to candles and smallholding. You do not constantly take away people's choices on energy and replace it with a lack of choice.
If you do, you get Trump, you get Brexit, the little person (not the activist and not even the intelligent or aware), stands up and uses that most dangerous of things; a vote.
Once you have pushed and bullied the little person into using that vote, then they will continue to use that vote until they think they have buried you.
The only possible way out of this mess is to do what I advocated right from the beginning.
Do not Price Carbon out of the Market. Produce OTE for renewables. Make it worth More than carbon to switch.
Do not produce CFL's which are poisonous, shoddily made and very little longer lasting than an incandescent bulb and produces poor quality light; then tell people that it's "good" because it uses 30% less electricity. LED's were always the way and their potential is way greater than the incandescent bulbs. But, hey, CFL is there now and we're never going to get rid of it.
If you want businesses to go where they need to go, you do not punish them into submission. You lead them to opportunity. Because they will always trend to the easiest and best profit regardless to the damage it is doing the liveable biosphere.
We have reaped what we sowed. Now we need to find a way of turning it around, properly, so that we have a sustainable path (politically), to a sustainable climate and a sustainable biosphere.
I spend a lot of time saying "I told you so". It's not a place I like being in times like this. But it is what it is.
This is another dark day out of many dark days on the way to climate Armageddon. Hopefully we will learn something from it.