Tag Archives: Paris climate accord

Verbatim

U.S. Now the World’s Only Country Not in Paris Climate Accord

“Syria announced during United Nations climate talks on Tuesday that it would sign the Paris agreement on climate change. The move, which comes on the heels of Nicaragua signing the accord last month, will leave the United States as the only country that has rejected the global pact.”

New York Times

News & Comment

It’s Arguable that Donald Has Done More for the Paris Climate Accord than Obama Did

Photo Credit: Al Jazeera
Photo Credit: Al Jazeera
I know, June 1 seems like a long time ago in Trump years, but that’s the day he announced the United States was pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord.

His administration recently submitted the paperwork to the United Nations confirming that the U.S. will join Syria and Nicaragua to refuse to be part of the ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gasses and combat climate change.

But maybe Trump is actually doing more for the Paris Accord than former President Barack Obama did by just signing it:

A presumably unintended consequence, however, is that President Trump’s comments prompted 237 cities and counties, 13 states, the District of Columbia, 323 universities and colleges, 1,666 businesses and investors, and 23 foundations to commit themselves to the Paris climate agreement since June 1, 2017. This begs the question whether President Trump may have done more to further the Paris agreement than President Obama.

Statistically speaking, it’s hard to argue with those numbers ….

Verbatim

Gore Won’t Talk to Trump

“I have no real desire to talk to him anymore. I think he made such an obviously reckless and indefensible decision.”

— Al Gore, in an interview with Business Insider, on discussions with President Trump since he pulled out of the Paris climate change accord.

Enumerati

Few Back Trump’s Decision to Pull Out of Paris Accord

18%

A new AP-NORC poll finds that less than a third of Americans support President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, with just 18% of respondents agreeing with his claim that pulling out of the international agreement to reduce carbon emissions will help the U.S. economy.

Enumerati

Majority Disagrees with Trump’s Decision on Paris Accord

59% to 28%

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds most Americans oppose President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, 59% to 28%. “The reactions also break down sharply among partisan lines, though Republicans are not as united in support of the withdrawal as Democrats are in opposition of it. A 67% majority of Republicans support Trump’s action, but that drops to 22% among political independents and 8% of Democrats. Just over 6 in 10 independents and 8 in 10 Democrats oppose Trump’s action.”