Saturday, December 5, 2020

Tag: Trump and Climate Change: Making America Small Again

Trump and Climate Change: Making America Small Again

by Seth Ferris, New Eastern Outlook:
So he did it. Donald Trump has pulled out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, thus refusing to abide by the clauses most of the world has signed up to. He has thus put the US in the same camp as Syria, which can’t very well stop a lot of carbon emissions at the moment, and Nicaragua, which has refused to sign for the opposite reason to Trump – it doesn’t think it goes far enough to protect countries affected by global warming, such as its own.

Trump does not believe that climate change is real, though some shocking distortion of biological reality must have turned his skin that colour. He also sees China getting away with not abiding by existing emissions agreements, and claims he wants to bring back all the old industrial jobs he believes have been lost to China. So it makes to sense to him that the US should be free to foul up the planet for everyone else in order to Make America Great Again.