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Pelosi combats Trump’s climate change stance

by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/03/19, 11:13 am

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Monday led a dozen members of Congress to a United Nations climate change conference in Madrid. Pelosi countered President Donald Trump’s move to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement: “We’re here to say to all of you, on behalf of the Congress of the United States, we’re still in it.” The U.S. State Department has its own official delegation attending the conference.

What does this mean for the agreement? Last month, Trump unilaterally pulled the United States out of the Paris accords. According to the agreement, the withdrawal will take a year to go into effect, keeping the United States technically a part of it until Nov. 4, 2020, a day after the next U.S. presidential election.

Dig deeper: Read my report in The Stew about the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw.

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Harvest Prude

Harvest is a political reporter for WORLD's Washington Bureau. She is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate. Harvest resides in Washington, D.C. Follow her on Twitter @HarvestPrude.

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    Posted: Tue, 12/03/2019 08:00 pm

    They traveled at our expense and then they partied at our expense. 

    Did she leave them a blank check for whatever they needed so she can say that we have lots of money to give to the crooks in the UN? 

    Posted: Tue, 12/03/2019 08:06 pm

    A recent study by the environmental activist group Climate Action Tracker found that, so far, countries in the agreement have fallen far short of their commitments and “little to no progress has been detected globally on climate action.”

    So again we are giving away monies to countries who are not planning or maybe don't even care about global warming. But they get to split the wind fall from our coffers. 

    Here's an idea: How about we keep our money and just keep trying to better our own climate?

    We can't make other countries do what we want them to do, even if we hand each one money personally. 

    Posted: Tue, 12/03/2019 10:31 pm

    Pelosi is still trying to hang on to Obama's legacy. 

    Giving money to people and places where it's not "needed" is wrong.