'If you’re an American, you’re likely misinformed about the most dire crisis in our world. American journalists and pundits have largely convinced themselves that climate change is not a serious political issue, because they think the polls tell them that. Unfortunately, that conventional wisdom blinds us to both to the actual bedrock reality of this era, and to the defining aim of the in-coming Trump administration: delaying climate action. Trump has surrounded himself with more oil industry and oil industry connected people than any president in history. You can’t understand what’s going on with Trump unless you understand the oil industry… and you can’t understand the oil industry without understanding climate change. Again, the American media has failed to convey the magnitude of the costs of unchecked global warming. Those costs are profound already, today...'