Why Presidential Candidates never discuss our climate? As the race for a new US President continues with Rallies, Debates and more of the same old Campaign promises, most that care about climate change should wonder why not discuss our Climate as the major problem.
Each of the Candidates does have a plan, or so they claim. Mean nothing unless they are elected and then who and how will it be funded. You know us as Tax Payers.
Presidential Candidates need to raise money to keep campaigns funded for the huge budgets they spend influencing voters. Big Pharma, oil, gas, and coal are for many candidate’s contributors and provide other forms of support for candidates they feel are electable.
Most of the Corporate donations come from PACs.
Registering as a Super PAC.
Super PACs are independent expenditure-only political committees that may receive unlimited contributions from individuals, corporations, labor unions and other political action committees for financing independent expenditures and other independent political activity.
Federal law does not allow Corporations and labor unions to donate money directly to candidates (“hard money”) or national party committees.
If candidates were to speak out about global warming and the effect, industries have on our environment, well you know the answer, no donations, or support.
We all are part of the global environmental impact caused by plastics. Not to forget the health hazards types of plastic found in everything from Tooth Paste to Beauty products. That is correct the next time you brush your teeth, enjoy a dose of Micro Plastics.
Plastic Manufacturing Companies in the USA – Manufacturers of Plastics and Plastic Goods
|Annual Revenue (Billion $)**
|San Ramon, CA
|Eastman Chemical Company
Global primary production of plastic was 270 million tonnes; global plastic waste was 275 million tonnes – it did exceed annual primary production through wastage of plastic from previous years.
The 2016 Election
Hillary Clinton’s campaign spent a total of $768 million, vastly more than the $398 million Donald Trump’s campaign spent, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. That $1.16 billion total is actually lower than the 2012 election’s $1.97 billion total, the first decline in decades, though it doesn’t take into account the value of “earned media” (that is, free media) coverage that the candidates (especially Trump) benefited from.
This article explains how all this works.
Guatemala recently passed a bill to not use Plastics, a ban, while this ban will take years to have effects, this is a step forward and we are already seeing changes.