by Cassy Fiano | May 29, 2017 10:33 am
Barack Obama instituted a lot of policies that Americans did not like and now that Donald Trump is in office, those policies are slowly being reversed. Little by little, Obama is seeing his precious legacy go by the wayside. And now, with news that the United States is pulling out of another of Obama’s agreements, that legacy is taking yet another hit.
In April of 2016, Barack Obama signed on to the Paris climate agreement, in which the nations participating would promise to “strive to end the use of oil, gas and coal as power sources, replaced with wind and solar power, as well as continued use of nuclear power.” The agreement was almost immediately unpopular and Donald Trump was no exception.
In fact, he has long spoken out against global warming, calling it a hoax and a fraud:
Ice storm rolls from Texas to Tennessee – I'm in Los Angeles and it's freezing. Global warming is a total, and very expensive, hoax!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2013
It’s snowing & freezing in NYC. What the hell ever happened to global warming?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 21, 2013
This very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bullshit has got to stop. Our planet is freezing, record low temps,and our GW scientists are stuck in ice
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2014
It's really cold outside, they are calling it a major freeze, weeks ahead of normal. Man, we could use a big fat dose of global warming!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2015
So, it’s no surprise, really, that speculation is flying that Trump is considering removing the United States from the agreement. Rumor has it that Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt has been looking to build support for withdrawing from the pact, with top EPA staffers allegedly “relieved” when Trump refused to reaffirm the United States’ commitment to the agreement.
And we may have a decision as early as this week from Trump on the issue:
I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2017
The Government Accounting Office (GAO) has not been able to name a single benefit for the American people after the government has spent billions upon billions of dollars fighting global warming. Many think that Obama made a huge mistake in signing the Paris climate agreement, so Trump’s decision to overturn it could be met with a lot of support.
Do you want Trump to withdraw?
Source URL: https://rightwingnews.com/climate-change/just-us-preparing-officially-pull/
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