The big blue states will endure the results of this elections. The future of our economy is uncertain, as we don’t really know what Donald’s foreign policy decisions will be and how they are going to effect the U.S markets, but one thing is certain – it will not be well thought out. Whatever the results, the big blue states will manage, and continue to carry the country. What the country may not be able to manage however, are Donald’s environmental policies.
The new republican administration is planning to reverse all or most of President Barack Obama’s achievements in regard to energy and environmental policies. Donald did promise to “cancel” the international Paris climate agreement. Whether or not he will be able to do that remains to be seen, but even if the Paris agreement will survive, other domestic regulatory policies probably will not.
Donald, even though he claims to be an outsider who will bring change to Washington, has already refuted that claim by choosing veteran Washington insiders, many of whom are lobbyists for fossil fuel companies and skeptics about climate science.
Alden Meyer, director of strategy and policy at the Union for Concerned Scientists, a science advocacy group based in the U.S, remains cautiously optimistic, saying, “It’s clear that Donald Trump is about to be one of the most powerful people in the world, but even he does not have the power to amend and change the laws of physics, to stop the impacts of climate change… He has to acknowledge the reality of climate change, he has a responsibility as president-elect now.”