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Van Jones Thinks Trump Just ‘Signed Earth’s Death Warrant’

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Sorry, let me correct that: Trump may have just “signed Earth’s death warrant.” Van Jones is giving himself some wiggle room, just in case it turns out Trump didn’t just exterminate human life with a stroke of his pen.

Take it away, Mr. Jones:

In 2015, President Barack Obama created the Clean Power Plan to slow climate disruption. It was the first action ever taken by the US government to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants.

And this week, with the stroke of a pen, President Trump directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take steps to end it.

Trump may have just signed a death warrant for our planet (at least, for a planet that is liveable for humans).

Did you get that? Obama saved the planet. He lowered the oceans, and then he walked on them. He rescued us all from death by global warming. That is, until Trump came along. Now we’re all dead. Or at least we may be.

It’s impossible to overstate how doomed we are. All the most prominent scientists say so!

As I’m sure Neil deGrasse Tyson would point out, they would have to be extraterrestrial historians. Because all the Earth historians would be, of course, dead.

If we’re all gonna die now because Trump signed something, I guess that means I don’t have to listen to these guys screaming that we’re all gonna die now. No point crying over spilled greenhouse gases. Buh-bye, Gaia.

And, in the unlikely event that these guys are all wrong, that they’re all panicking over nothing, well… Whatever. They mean well. Their hearts are in the right place. So what if their heads are up their own asses?