Donald Trump vs Paris Agreement

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According to the United nations environment, the world is heading for a temperature rise of 2.9 to 3.4 degrees Celcius this century, even with Paris pledges, making sustainability of the environment a global issue. In 2015, all the leaders of the world took a giant step in sustaining the planetary earth in Paris to foster low carbon economy and promote sustainable growth in building a climate resilient society. The biggest source of future instability according to the scientists is now climate change. But the Paris agreement is under threat with the emergent of  Donald Trump  as the president-elect in  United State of America.

During campaign, American president-elect, Donald Trump opposed the Paris climate accord and promised to cancel those agreements which he claimed was bad for business. In his interview with radio talk show Hewitt; Trump said “Obama thinks ‘climate change’ is the number one problem of the world today. And I think it’s very low  on the list. So I am not a believer and I will unless somebody can prove something  to me, I believe there’s a  weather. I believe there is a change and it goes up and it goes down and it goes up again. And it changes depending on years and centuries, but I am not a believer and we have much bigger problems”. This is not the first time Donald Trump a contemporary capitalist has denies climate change. In 2012 he claimed that climate change was a ‘hoax’, created by and for the Chinese to kill manufacturing companies and jobs in America. Trump’s  opines climate  change is not the biggest problem facing America today or the world. It’s just a Hoax to take job away from America,. His appointment  of the  strongest critics of climate change. Myron Ebell to lead American Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) transition team; explain Trump’s resilience to weaken EPA’s in America and undo all national and international commitments to climate action

Globally, there is trepidation surrounding trump’s view on climate change. US is the second largest gas polluter after China, many experts fear that Trump’s threat to pull America out of Paris agreement would not only leave the crusade on climate change leaderless but cripple landmark on global climate and environmental regulations such as the clean power plan, clean water and clean air plan; leaving developing countries and many impoverished  and minorities’ communities  around the world  to be at the mercy of  corporate polluters. I want to summit that Donald Trump needs education  on how to respect the environment, he has no clue on the necessity of sustainability in human relation to the earth. I think Donald trump needs to visit Africa for lessons on climate change; for instance Nigeria and see how climate change  and desertification have manifested in the drying up of Lake Chad, where the livelihood of 30million people inhabitants  are at stake. You don’t need to be a climatologist or metrologies to see connection between climate change causing drought, immigration and hike in food prices.

 

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One Response to “Donald Trump vs Paris Agreement”

  1. sseremwe Says:

    In any case, leaders of middle and low-income countries (developing countries) have vowed that they would make the USA accountable by:
    (1) taking the USA to the International Criminal Court and
    (2) applying sanctions against the USA by withholding their resources and refusing to make any deals with them.

    Hopefully, this will bring Trump and America to their senses. Besides, they are indeed perhaps the biggest contributor to global warming through pollution from their industry, transport and domestic energy use.

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