Abandoning the Paris Climate Agreement without convincing reasons is another of President Donald Trump’s underlying intentions to flush former President Barack Obama’s legacy down the drain. And it happened officially on June 1.
Barrack Obama has shown his displeasure in President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the landmark Paris Climate Agreement. He referred to the decision as an abdication of American Leadership and an international disgrace.
In his statement, Obama described the how the agreement was reached, and its purpose to protect the planet.
There has been no justifiable reason so far why Trump should back out of the Paris Agreement which was negotiated and signed under Obama administration rather it is Trump’s plot to flush Obama’s legacy down the drain.
Obama urged the States, Cities and the U S businesses to act on their own and endeavor to reduce greenhouse gas emission thereby hindering all Trump’s actions.
President Trump stated in his speech on Thursday from the Rose Garden that the landmark 2015 pact imposed unfavorable environmental standards on American businesses and workers, that he has a better deal for the people of United States.
Dear President Trump, as some of the largest companies in the US, we strongly urge you to keep the US in the Paris Agreement. pic.twitter.com/ztSXyYtRrm
— Marc Benioff (@Benioff) June 1, 2017
Despite condemnations from political leaders, business executives, and environmentalists from around the globe, Trump still gains support from members of his Republican Party to abandon the Paris Agreement. It was initially signed by 195 nations, which includes every other nation in the United Nations apart from Syria and Nicaragua.
Obama said that:
“The nations that remain in the Paris Agreement will be the nations that reap the benefits in jobs and industries created, I believe the United States of America should be at the front of the pack. But even in the absence of American leadership; even as this Administration joins a small handful of nations that reject the future; I’m confident that our states, cities, and businesses will step up and do even more to lead the way, and help protect for future generations the one planet we’ve got.”
The Paris Agreement was intended to bind the world community into battling rising temperatures in concert, but has been hindered by the pulling out of the Earth’s largest polluter.
President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris agreement is a big rebuke to heads of state, climate activists, corporate executives, and members of the President’s own staff who could not give him a better advice that would change his mind.
In a bid to defend his action Trump further said that leaving the agreement would deliver more jobs to the United States. Except with the dying fossil fuel industry in the states not getting any better, the truth is the jobs will go where the Climate Agreement is upheld.