We are three friends who founded a global forest to try and offset trump's climate change ignorance. We just hit the front page yesterday after reaching one million trees pledged. Ask us anything!
Who?: Hello Reddit, we’re the Trump Forest crew: Jeff, Dan and Adrien. We’re three strangers brought together by a shared concern for the state of our climate. Jeff is a political scientist with some serious ammo on climate issues in the Pacific, Dan is a glaciologist who’s undertaken four fieldwork campaigns to the Antarctic and Adrien is an ex-environment TV reporter and founder of sustainable hat company, Offcut. We’re here to answer your questions about our latest project, Trump Forest.
What?: Trump Forest is a global movement to offset the additional emissions released into the atmosphere as the Trump administration pulls apart Obama-era policy on climate change. Trump is trying to pull apart the Clean Power Plan, which, if lost, will add an estimated 650 million tonnes of carbon to the atmosphere… Trump is also making the US the only country in the world to not be bound by the landmark Paris agreement on climate change. So we’re simply saying NO. No more setbacks. No more excuses. No more out-of-date policy ignoring the most pressing health threat our species — and others — faces. This cannot be allowed to happen so our community is planting trees all over the world to protest Trump’s climate ignorance and try offset some of his stupidity. Last week we hit a major milestone: 1 million trees. It’s a small step in the grand scheme of the climate equation, but a huuuuge statement from the global community. For a bit more background, check things out here: https://trumpforest.com/science/
Why?: We couldn’t take another setback. Our frustration reached boiling point. We’re already decades behind where we need to be to have a good chance of avoiding unmanageable consequences of climate change…the Trump administration can’t get away with stalling progress any further. Beyond the physical impact of the forest, with the ultimate aim of offsetting these emissions (we need 10 billion trees!), your involvement is part of a global resistance to the Trump administration’s immeasurable stupidity on climate. If we don’t act appropriately on climate in the next few decades, modern society is going to be stuck at struggle station, for a long time….
But perhaps most importantly…how?: We need YOU to jump on board this ignorance sub and torpedo this new fleet of climate ignoramuses before they truly set sail. Get behind the movement at www.trumpforest.com – hesitating? Fire questions our way and we’ll reassure you that this needs to happen.
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