As the world’s second largest polluter, action by the United States to reduce global warming pollution and to reap the benefits of a transition to a clean energy economy are essential to achieving the reductions that scientists tell us are needed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. The Paris Climate Accord was an agreement among 195 nations intended to bind the world community into battling rising temperatures. Under it, the United States had pledged to cut its greenhouse gas emissions 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025 and commit up to $3 billion in aid for poorer countries by 2020. Earlier this year President Trump announced that the United States would withdrawal from the accord.
I oppose this decision!
We must lead on climate change, not deny science. It was a terrible decision to withdrawal from this treaty. The pledges under the treaty are actually not bold enough. We must implement a plan to convert to a 100% renewables economy within 30 years. $3 billion to help other nations do the same is too small an investment. We can do much better!