In a show of integrity, last month Trump made good on his campaign promise to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, much to the dismay of many renowned figures and countries across the world. Notably Trump mentioned he would like to enter into a deal with Paris that is more “fair” for the United States, however, the governments of Germany, Italy, and France immediately rebuked his proposal, suggesting the Paris climate agreement is non-negotiable.
As to date just about every single country on the face of the planet is a signatory to the deal, Trump’s proclamation does seem a bit ambitious. Furthermore, Trump’s hands are technically tied on pulling out of the agreement until 2019, on top of the fact a year’s notice in advance of one’s withdrawal is mandatory.
All things considered, if there is one man crazy enough to somehow make this withdrawal happen it is none other than Donald Trump. It’s important to take into account, regardless of whether you support or oppose Trump’s decision, that among those advocating for the Paris climate agreement are oil giants ExxonMobil and Chevron, as well as their european counterparts Royal Dutch Shell and BP. They claim that the climate agreement provides the U.S an excellent opportunity to take a leading role in positioning the global response to climate change. CEOs of tech companies Microsoft and Apple also believe Trump should stay true to the original agreement.
But enough of what everyone else thinks, how about you? Do you believe Trump can successfully pull out of the Paris climate agreement? Do you think the U.S. should? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments below. Have a good one!
Written by: Chris Stomberg