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Trump pulls U.S. from Paris accord, suggests new deal

by Evan Wilt
Posted 6/01/17, 04:12 pm

President Donald Trump announced Thursday he will pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, making good on his campaign promise to buck the agreement. Trump described the 195-country deal as a job killer that’s unfair to American taxpayers. “So we’re getting out—but we will start to negotiate, and we will see if we can make a deal that’s fair,” Trump said. Starting today, the United States will no longer comply with the requirements of the pact and instead will begin new negotiations to reenter the accord on different conditions, Trump declared. The president also said he’s open to crafting an entirely new accord. All but two countries—Syria and Nicaragua—signed onto the accord in December 2015, and President Barack Obama touted the agreement as a key diplomatic victory for his administration. Trump said he cares about protecting the environment but insisted the Paris accord serves a different purpose: “This agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the United States.”

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Evan Wilt

Evan is a World Journalism Institute graduate and a former WORLD reporter.

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  •  austinbeartux's picture
    Posted: Fri, 06/02/2017 04:51 am

    I have not read the Paris Accord's text, but if what Trump said is true (I still don't trust him) I'm glad we pulled out.  He was brave knowing full well that the liberal mainstream media and other socialist countries would cry about it. 

  •  SleeperSRT10's picture
    Posted: Fri, 06/02/2017 09:37 am

    Thank you, President Trump for using common sense and standing up for America.

  • TS
    Posted: Fri, 06/02/2017 02:21 pm

    .  As a Christian I know that I must be a good steward of the environment.  Recently, with all the talk about climate change I would like to present a Biblical worldview to some people I know.  My nephew who is an environmentalist to the max will post things on the internet that make my blood boil.  I hope you guys at World will do an article on a Christian response to global warming, the Paris accord, etal Thanks


  •  CaptTee's picture
    Posted: Fri, 06/02/2017 03:28 pm

    All this expense for a fraction of a degree benefit (at best) while building bigger government?

  • Allen Johnson
    Posted: Fri, 06/02/2017 10:57 pm

    In his announcement, President Trump never acknowledged that greenhouse gasses were rapidly increasing, that almost all climatologists have been predicting serious exrtreme weather events such as prolonged droughts such as now suffering much of Africa, and ominous signals such as massive glacier melt, etc.  The Paris Agreement is probably inadequate to address the seriousness of climate change, but rather than just negate it to "make America great," President Trump should exert leadership to negotiate a stronger and more effective climate agreement.

    In writng this, I realize that World and many of its readers do not accept conventional climate science and will cheer President Trump's decision on climate as well as many of his other decisions affecting God's creation on the EPA, etc.  While I am in general agreement with World and its readers on many social issues (e.g. abortion, traditional marriage), I feel compelled to join those who, like Ezekiel's watchman (chapter 33), see the approaching "enemy" and sound the alarm. The physics of greenhouse gasses will tell the future.