We are all the losers, whether here in Carroll County or in Australia where epic wildfires raged. Denying that this is caused by climate change is the essence of evil, pure and simple. It is done to protect the bottom lines of corporate behemoths who care not a whit about what kind of Earth your children and grandchildren inherit.
There was a “quid pro quo.” No one now denies the “this for that” offer Trump made, though his lawyers argued the reason he did so. Other presidents have denied foreign aid to achieve diplomatic goals, but never to assist their own upcoming election.