Uh, Can We Have an Easier Question?
Donnie cowardly left the European meetings without telling the Europeans he was backing out of the
climate agreement. Yes he had made up
his mind to do so, but he just could not face the criticism he would get from U. S.
allies. Also apparently he could not
face exposing his ignorance of the agreement to those who knew what it really
See here from the WaPo is the real story.
the agreement does not require a particular level of emissions cuts for a particular country; rather, the
and any other nation can choose its own level of emissions reductions. United States
So why didn’t the
U. S. just change its pledge? Trump don’t know. And what about the financial contributions?
“It seems very unnecessary to have to withdraw from the
Paris agreement if the concern
is focused on the U.S.
emissions target and financial contributions,” said Susan Biniaz, who served at
the State Department as the ’ lead climate change lawyer from 1989
until earlier this year. “The United
States can unilaterally change its
emissions target under the agreement — it doesn’t have to ‘renegotiate’ it —
and financial contributions are voluntary.” U.S.
Duh? So what is really going on here. Well one argument is that Trump supporters are really ignorant on climate change and the
Paris agreement, and
Trump wanted to show he was one of them.