Accuracy in Media

CNN’s Van Jones, an avowed leftist, recently wrote an opinion piece for CNN and said that President Trump’s fulfillment of a campaign promise to roll back climate change regulations from Obama could be a “death warrant” for planet Earth. How did he come to this conclusion?

Jones said the following to back up his reasoning:

Curbing carbon pollution — and defending America’s land, water and people from other potentially lethal threats — is neither a liberal value nor a conservative value. Protecting Americans from climate chaos is in everyone’s interest.
If we follow the Trump trajectory, we’re going to be bringing smog back to American cities, accelerating asthma rates in children, putting more poison in the groundwater and costing a lot of Americans their lives.

Sounds a bit dramatic and too similar to typical left-wing talking points?


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