At the Whitney Museum today I watched a 37 minute video of Operation Crossroads and its incredibly beautiful but destructive power. Operation Crossroads was an atomic bomb project that took place in July of 1946. This video was assembled by Bruce Conner in 1976. An although I have seen this video many times, this assemblage of different angles mesmerized me. What have we done and more importantly what are we doing to our planet?
My most concerning thought about a Trump (Republican) Presidency is the ignorant denial of CLIMATE CHANGE. It IS happening and it is real. If President-Elect Trump is worried about these small riots currently happening he should hold to his chair if he decides to undo the Paris Climate Agreement, which was just signed by over 175 countries, to try and prevent the planets temperature from rising above 2ºC from pre-industrial levels. If President-elect Trump does undo the agreement, his irresponsibility will unleash a fury of anger domestically and from around the world. And Trumps Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida will sink under rising seas. Hear that, Trump? You will be seen as a fool to humanity. We have enough clean technology to wean ourselves off of fossil fuels. We can become a leader in this, which we are not. And we can create many jobs through these energies. Please take the right step for our planet.