United States And Paris Climate Agreement

In short, the agreement does not eliminate coal jobs, it only relocates those jobs from the United States and the United States and ships them overseas. This agreement is not so much about the climate as it is about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the United States. The rest of the world applauded when we signed the Paris Agreement – they went wild; They were so happy – for the simple reason that it put our country, the United States of America, which we all love, into a very, very big economic disadvantage. A cynic would say that the obvious reason of the economic competitors and their desire to stay in the agreement is that we continue to suffer this great economic wound that it has inflicted on itself. We would find it very difficult to compete with other countries in other parts of the world. The president`s promise to renegotiate the international climate agreement has always been a smog screen, the oil industry has a red phone at Interior, and will he bring food trucks to Old Faithful? Over the past four years, the Trump administration has undermined international climate efforts by aggressively supporting fossil fuels. Domestically, Trump has essentially repealed or weakened any important rules that should favor the shift from oil, gas and coal to cleaner energy sources. He abolished Obama-era rules that impose electricity and lower-carbon cars. It has expanded drilling and mining opportunities. The U.S. exit from the Paris Agreement also means the end of U.S. contributions to a global fund to help smaller, poorer countries that bear disproportionate costs of climate change.

Originally, the U.S. pledged $3 billion to help these nations switch from fossil fuels and adapt to a warmer earth — the largest amount of countries, but still far less than America`s fair share, given its cumulative carbon emissions. It met in Paris in 2015 in the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The U.S. negotiating team – including then-Secretary of State John Kerry – worked to prove the deal by the Republicans. Although it has been delayed, there remains a palpable sense of disappointment for many Americans who believe that climate change is the world`s biggest challenge and that the United States should fight it.

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