Cognitive dissonance: The term cognitive dissonance is used to describe the feelings of discomfort that result when your beliefs run counter to your behaviors and/or new information that is presented to you.

So, if you are looking for a reason to explain that feeling that things are just not right, try this.

The Trump administration delays the review of Vineyard Wind for the stated reasons to protect fisheries and allow for an assessment of the cumulative effects of wind power on the environment. The same Trump administration renews consideration of, over the objections of its environmental agencies, the permitting of a gold mine inside an area that drains into Bristol Bay in Alaska, home to the world’s most productive wild salmon spawning areas. The mine is expected to wipe out the entire stretch of wild salmon habitat. Lastly, the Trump administration continues to accelerate the approval of oil, gas and coal extraction while ignoring their cumulative environmental impacts, aka climate change.

Cognitive dissonance. Still wonder why you have that pit in your stomach? I don’t.