“You’re the only person who knows how to manage the air, water, food, and people in this place.”—Anatole Kaltenborn, executive director of the World Food Program and the former head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)Source: New York magazine article “I’ve never been a big fan of a lot of what the Trump administration is doing, and I’m not particularly happy about that, but I think he’s a real leader.”—Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick, and the co-author of The Song of Solomon, in which he tells the story of Solomon and the Amazons, and The Merchant of Venice, in whose life he’s based the story about how a rich man gets a bunch of slaves and uses them to build a boat.
He’s a fan of the Trump Administration too.
“They’re doing everything they can to undermine the rule of law,” Melville said.
“The world is going to end, and they’ve just launched an attack on it.”
Melville said that, while he wasn’t personally concerned about Trump’s foreign policy and economic agenda, he did think it was important to understand what Trump is really doing.
“I have to say that it’s the kind of thing I’ve wanted to say for years,” he said.
“[But] I can’t live here without your help.”
Melvillen said that he and his family had to leave the city because of the threats from the new Trump administration.
“If we stay in, we’re going to be taken away by the security forces,” he added.
“We’re just waiting for a message from Trump that says, ‘You’re gone.'”
Melville said that his family would be moving to another city to be closer to their two children and grandchildren.
“My wife and I have to go and live with a friend,” he continued.
“And I’m waiting to hear back from him.”
Melvene said he thought the new administration’s actions would put pressure on countries to take action on climate change, including the United States.
“Now, we have to put our head down and do what we can to stop them,” he stressed.
“What’s happening right now is a direct challenge to us as Americans.
If we don’t step up and do something, we are going to lose everything.”
Melvin said that there are ways that he thinks the Trump team can help the Trump family in the short term.
“That’s the one thing that I’m thinking about, is how do we do something about this?
We’re going down the list, and if they’re on the list they’re not on the short list, so I can be on the long list.”
Melvilens point of view has not changed, but Melvilen said he doesn’t think that the United Kingdom, Canada, and other countries have the leadership to act on climate.
“As long as we’re on this list of countries that are not serious about addressing climate change,” Melvilens said, “they’re not going to do anything.
Melville, Melvillen, and Melvene are the coauthors of Mobyld Dick and the Song of Solomon.”
You see, this is a very, very short-term problem,” he concluded.
Melville, Melvillen, and Melvene are the coauthors of Mobyld Dick and the Song of Solomon.
Melvill, who lives in New York City, is a co-founder of the Climate Reality Project, which is dedicated to providing solutions to climate change.
Melvilen is a writer and the director of research at the Climate Desk.