Donald Trump has announced he will pull the United States from the Paris climate accord.
The decision, which comes from an administration with virtually no science advisors, runs counter to pretty much every other industrialized country in the world and a 5-to-1 consensus among voters that we should stay in the agreement.
The Paris deal is a voluntary agreement, signed in 2015, in which 197 countries agreed to try to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions with the goal of keeping global warming under 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit).
Trump’s decision did not go unnoticed on Twitter, where people rained down fire.
— Sierra Club (@SierraClub) June 1, 2017
Pulling out of the Paris Agreement would be a massive step back for racial justice, and an assault on communities of color across the U.S.
— ACLU National (@ACLU) June 1, 2017
Multiple people covered the crowds that were gathering outside the White House.
— Ben Cushing (@bmcushing) June 1, 2017
— Greg Hogben (@MyDaughtersArmy) June 1, 2017
Elon Musk, who had threatened to leave Trump’s presidential council if we left Paris, jumped in:
Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 1, 2017
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