Tag: Paris Agreement
To create a climate-safe world doesn't simply require impressive targets for the next two decades – it requires urgent action in the next two years.
The U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is a catastrophe, but it has inspired a whirlwind of bottom-up climate activism.
“We’re here to tell the world that Donald Trump does not represent the majority view in our country, that overwhelmingly people do believe that the planet is dangerously warming and that human activity is causing it and that we have to do something about it.”
Ortega's move leaves Trump in a two-member club with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, one of the world's most brutal dictators.
Trump follows previous U.S. presidents who have undermined climate action: The only path to climate justice is people power.
“This is the wrong decision for America and the planet on many levels.”
The administration’s lawyer thinks there might be legal ramifications if the U.S. stays in the Paris Climate Agreement but doesn’t cut emissions. No one who worked on the deal agrees.
The Paris agreement may face a major test and even an existential challenge in 2017, if Trump fulfils his election promise to pull the US out.
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