12 Funniest Tweets in Response to Trump Blasting Obama
Donald Trump took to Twitter to fire back at President Obama for his remarks about him during an interview on 60 Minutes last night.
When asked about Trump, Obama called him “the classic reality TV character” and a “great publicity seeker.” Obama also said in the interview, "My definition of leadership would be leading on climate change, an international accord that potentially we'll get in Paris."
Well, Trump did not like any of that. He has repeatedly said he is "not a believer in climate change," even going so far as to call global warming a hoax "created by and for the Chinese to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive."
Last night, Trump tweeted the following:
President Obama was terrible on @60Minutes tonight. He said CLIMATE CHANGE is the most important thing, not all of the current disasters!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1444614188.0
Great, everyone is saying I did much better on @60Minutes last week than President Obama did tonight. I agree!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1444614735.0
And, as you can imagine, many people responded to Trump's tweets. Here are some of the funniest responses:
@corkdork @realDonaldTrump I have people that will put together the best climate you've ever seen. Only losers won't like it.— Nerdbraska Dan (@Nerdbraska Dan)1444614738.0
It really kills you that #Obama has been elected President twice and you NEVER will be, huh, @realDonaldTrump? https://t.co/pRpjJ1z1YP— Scott Wooledge 🌹 (@Scott Wooledge 🌹)1444614392.0
@Clarknt67 @DeeeVaaa @realDonaldTrump @60Minutes Trump cannot get over being made a fool by pres— Mike Johnson (@Mike Johnson)1444614738.0
@Clarknt67 @watchlar66 @realDonaldTrump Many of the current disasters are caused by #ClimateChange #Flooding #Drought— Desi Derata (@Desi Derata)1444614831.0
I am shocked you didn't enjoy the Obama interview. @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/pRpjJ1z1YP— Scott Wooledge 🌹 (@Scott Wooledge 🌹)1444614264.0
@Clarknt67 @realDonaldTrump @60Minutes Dolts like Donald don't see connection btw climate change and disasters. Similar to deficit and debt— The Resistance 🌊 (@The Resistance 🌊)1444649208.0
@realDonaldTrump / Damn, you are right Donald. The current disasters are more important. And you are the biggest current disaster around— David #FBPE (@David #FBPE)1444614860.0
@realDonaldTrump @60Minutes Hey Trump let's build a fence around the U.S. and keep climate change out. #TrumpisaChump— Attilio Armeni (@Attilio Armeni)1444614759.0
@realDonaldTrump @60Minutes Yeah, the earth, our water and air, not important at all. #fuckingloser— Bradford Shellhammer (@Bradford Shellhammer)1444614704.0
@realDonaldTrump @60Minutes @lonepatrick @Magdalena0113 @UtopiasTaint @WarmNewt trump, you fool without a planet the rest doesn't matter!— 4q2 (@4q2)1444615274.0
.@realDonaldTrump we should build a giant wall to keep out all the current disasters— Alley Carbajal (@Alley Carbajal)1444617577.0
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When they founded their recycling start-up Plaxtil in 2017, it was textile waste they set their sights on. The project developed a process that turned fabrics into a new recyclable material they describe as "ecological plastic."
Mounting Piles of Waste<p>It is not only the streets of Chatellerault where pandemic pollution is piling-up, but also the world's beaches and oceans. Once there, they can take up to 450 years to degrade and disappear.</p><p>Esther Röling, co-organizer of the annual Adventure Clean Up Challenge held on Hong Kong Island, has seen this waste firsthand. In October the sports challenge pitted teams against one another in a competition to remove trash from 13 hard-to-reach coastal areas around the city.</p><p>They find tons of both disposable and reusable masks, said Röling. "You wonder how it ended up there. Was it just thrown on the ground? Or was it in a garbage bag that broke open?"</p><p>Almost 10,000 kilometers away in Antibes on the sunny French Riviera, it's a similar picture. For the past few months, divers and clean-up volunteers working with an ocean clean-up non-profit called Operation Mer Propre have been collecting an increasing number of masks found on land and in the sea.</p><p>"Since the beginning of the lockdown when we started to count, we've reached 800, 900, [and now in total] 1000 masks," said co-founder Joko Peltier. </p><p>According to <a href="https://unctad.org/news/growing-plastic-pollution-wake-covid-19-how-trade-policy-can-help" target="_blank">UN estimates</a>, up to 75% of all coronavirus-related plastic could end up as waste in oceans and landfills.</p>
The Limits of Recycling<p>Yet not all are convinced the recycling of this waste is possible on a global scale. </p><p>"What those citizen groups are doing is really beneficial but once they collect it, it should just go to a landfill or an incinerator. They shouldn't necessarily expect it to get recycled," said Jonathan Krones, an industrial ecologist and visiting assistant professor of environmental studies at Boston College.</p><p>That's because mask recycling programs like Plaxtil are few and far between and most don't have the benefit of a readily adaptable production process. </p><p>Even in countries with solid recycling infrastructure, he says, the system is designed to separate out specific types of waste like bottles or cardboard.</p><p>"I imagine that it would be technically feasible to develop a separation process to filter out masks, but there simply aren't enough of them to make that economical," he said.</p><p>Collection is a big hurdle, he adds. Since each mask only weighs a fraction of a gram and they're scattered on roads or mixed with other trash, it is difficult and costly. </p><p>"You need a lot of raw material of the right quality to make investing in the recycling technology and the recycling system worthwhile," he said.<span></span><br></p>
Hemp, Sugar Cane and Sustainable Alternatives<p>Some projects are instead addressing the material used to make masks.</p><p>French company Geochanvre have created a mask made primarily from hemp, while in Australia, researchers at the Queensland University of Technology are experimenting with a disposable product made from agricultural waste. </p><p>Biodegradable options are exciting alternatives to reduce the fossil fuels needed for the creation of plastic-based masks, said Krones, but they don't absolve the wearer from the responsibility of what happens afterwards. </p><p>Bio-based masks often need their own composing solutions, he explains, because in landfill they can produce high amounts of the greenhouse gas methane when anaerobic bacteria feeds on the organic material. Methane is known to be significantly more potent than carbon dioxide.</p><p>"I think as long as we have in our mind that we want to have disposability, we're going to have to wrestle with a variety of different sorts of environmental tradeoffs," he said, adding that reusable, fabric masks are the best option available to most people.</p><p>Precimask is developing a clear face covering with an optional visor made from hard plastic, designed to be long-lasting.<br></p><p>Air enters either side of the cheeks through a technology normally found in pool filters and car exhaust systems, said company spokeswoman Juliette Chambet.</p><p>"We wanted to make ceramic-based filters that would be washable and cleanable, which would allow them to be reused as many times as desired without having to buy a new consumable or produce waste," she said. </p><p>Ultimately, encouraging mask wearers to think about the entire lifecycle of a mask is key, explains Neveu. </p><p>"We want people who put on the masks to realize that they are also responsible for the waste, he said. "It's not inevitable that this [pandemic] will become an environmental catastrophe.</p><p><em>Reposted with permission from </em><em><a href="https://www.dw.com/en/covid-19-recycling-pollution-trash-pandemic/a-55707817" target="_blank">Deutsche Welle</a>.</em><a href="https://www.ecowatch.com/r/entryeditor/2649032193#/" target="_self"></a></p>
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