On Thursday, President Trump announced that his administration intends to withdraw the United States from the monumental 2015 Paris Climate Accord.
This Accord dictates that signatory countries work together to bring down global carbon emissions according to respective standards that each individual country is responsible for creating.
Literally every single other country on the planet besides Syria is in support of the idea that the Paris Climate Accord is a step in the right direction. Now, however, the Trump Administration has joined the ranks of the Assad regime, with the President willing to give up progress towards the end of keeping the globe from slipping into destruction for the sake of bolstering American business profits.
Trump has unsurprisingly outraged people the world over with his decision, including liberal icon and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Again, Canada along with literally every single country on earth besides Syria recognizes the need to keep the planet from warming beyond the point of no return. Nicaragua hasn’t signed onto the deal yet because they want something stricter.
In a statement posted to Twitter following President Trump’s announcement that the U.S. was out of the Paris Accord, PM Trudeau said:
‘We are deeply disappointed that the United States federal government has decided to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. Canada is unwavering in our commitment to fight climate change and support clean economic growth.’
Indeed; there is plenty of economic growth to be had outside of the utilization of fossil fuels. Nevertheless, Trump prefers to stick with the past instead of moving forward.
Slate’s Will Saletan made an interesting note on Twitter, noting that Trudeau effectively distinguished the Trump Administration from the United States in his statement.