Trump Takes U.S. Out of Paris Climate Accord
No matter the outcome of the United States' 2020 presidential election, one thing is now official: As of this morning, the U.S. is out of the Paris Climate Agreement. https://t.co/cjXWIkl6mq— Smithsonian Magazine (@SmithsonianMag) November 4, 2020
Health Editor’s Note: The Paris Climate Agreement was made in 2015 as the pledge among nearly 200 countries to reduce emissions and halt the effects of climate change before this change was irreversible. President Obama committed the U.S. to the agreement with a goal to reduce emissions by 30%.
Trump has halted that process by allowing high carbon emitting industries, power plants, cars, and coal, to avoid tethering emissions in order to please his cronies who make their money in those businesses. The U.S. is the second greatest emitter of greenhouse gases and has no business in stopping the process of helping to clean up this mess. For Trump, it is more important to please his cronies than to take part in the effort to stop high carbon emissions that are destroying the earth. Biden has promised to put the U.S. back into the Accord if he wins this presidency…Carol