Wednesday, May 31, 2017

President Stupid Strikes Again

From Axios:
Scoop: Trump is pulling U.S. out of Paris climate deal

President Trump has made his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the decision. Details on how the withdrawal will be executed are being worked out by a small team including EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. They're deciding on whether to initiate a full, formal withdrawal — which could take 3 years — or exit the underlying United Nations climate change treaty, which would be faster but more extreme.

Why this matters: Pulling out of Paris is the biggest thing Trump could do to unravel Obama's climate legacy. It sends a combative signal to the rest of the world that America doesn't prioritize climate change and threatens to unravel the ambition of the entire deal.

The other outliers: The only other two countries that aren't supporting the deal are Nicaragua and Syria...

This latest, completely self-inflicted act of existential vandalism is once again being done with the approval of the leadership of the Republican party and to the utter delight of the Pig People.

And if you're boiling-over furious with the Right gleefully demolishing one pillar of the civilized world after another, don't forget to also thank our Both Siderist Beltway media for driving their getaway car every single fucking time they do it.  

1 comment:

keith gargus said...

Just a note on Nicaragua. They didn't sign on as a protest of inequitable responsibility between first and third worlds. Nicaragua is pretty environmentally friendly (approx 60% of elec is from renewable). So that leaves Assad and Orange Caligula as the two biggest assholes on the planet.