Climate Change Don pulls out of Paris climate agreement.
Trump is pulling out of the Paris climate agreement. It will take 4 years, but he wants the US to join the lonely club by making an isolationist movement that harms the planet we are stewards of…
Our responsibility is a fiduciary one, not a political one. Trump does not seem to understand our obligations to protect the environment for future generations.
“In order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord,” Trump said. Withdrawing, he said, “represents a reassertion of America's sovereignty.” Vox
The assertion that pulling out of the agreement is a reassertion of America’s sovereignty is an interesting one. This has nothing to do with sovereignty…it has to do with cooperation to save the planet from human assisted environmental change.
The bottom line is Trump is short sighted.
The withdrawal process takes four years (so we’d withdraw around the time of the 2020 election). But when it’s complete, the United States will join a lonely club. Just two other countries — Syria and Nicaragua — have rejected the non-binding agreement.
The US is the second-largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world, right behind China. The decision to leave the agreement is a message to the world: We’ll take the lead on contributing to the problem, but not fixing it. Vox
America is taking a step back into the dark ages by erasing all progress we are trying to make to change the direction of human assisted environmental change.