Our Disgraceful Exit From the Paris Accord

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Author(s) The New York Times editorial board
Source The New York Times
Date June 1, 2017
URL https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/01/opinion/trump-paris-climate-change-agreement.html
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Quotes-start.png But if withdrawing from the agreement will not make Mr. Trump’s domestic policies any worse than they are, it is still a terrible decision that could have enormous consequences globally. In huge neon letters, it sends a clear message that this president knows nothing or cares little about the science underlying the stark warnings of environmental disruption. That he knows or cares little about the problems that disruption could bring, especially in poor countries. That he is unmindful that America, historically the world’s biggest emitter of carbon dioxide, has a special obligation to help the rest of the world address these issues. Quotes-end.png


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This item argues against the position United States was right to withdraw on the topic United States withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.