It has been sixty-seven years since 1984 was published and society still censors its history. With the presence of technology and social media our reception of information has changed drastically. Facts are distorted and readers become desensitized to the issue at hand. We are experiencing history as it is being tailored by the power of its owner. And the majority of those owners are made up of politicians with big money. With an issue like climate change, politicians alter information in order to best suit their corrupt agendas. For example, in the debate last night, Hillary called Donald Trump out on what he had previously stated that, “global warming is a hoax invented by the Chinese”. Although Trump denies this he has stated in the past that climate change is not real.
Actually, Trump has called climate change a “hoax” on several occasions. He said on Meet the Press that he was joking about China’s role. As PolitiFact noted: “On Dec. 30, 2015, Trump told the crowd at a rally in Hilton Head, S.C., ‘Obama’s talking about all of this with the global warming and … a lot of it’s a hoax. It’s a hoax. I mean, it’s a moneymaking industry, OK? It’s a hoax, a lot of it.'” — Domenico Montanaro
Clinton, on the other hand, wants to put up thousands more solar panels for energy and the creation of more jobs. If we have someone in charge of this country who won’t acknowledge global warming, we will end up living in an environment with less regulations, leading us to an environment more like Beijing or New Dehli.
In fact, the air quality in New Dehli has reached dangerously high levels of toxicity and only appears to be climbing further and further towards extreme pollution. On the road alone, there are 9 million registered drivers in the city of New Dehli, 1400 new cars that hit the streets each day and vehicles run by some of the poorest fuel quality in the world. Not to mention, Dehli’s air is also clouded by coal-fired fuel plants, construction dust and cooking fuel. The air quality in New York City is (surprisingly) low compared to cities such as Beijing and New Dehli. But, with potential politicians (such as our Republican Presidential nominee) claiming that we need less regulation in environmental policy, we may not be so far behind.
Perhaps the new Minitrue is our current Presidential candidates, or the laptop on our desk and the cellphone in our hand.