Climate Accord: Trump To Pull Out.

“Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic, center right, after appearing to be pushed by Donald Trump, center.” CREDIT for caption/photo: AP/Matt Dunham.

There’s been a great deal of anxiety laden speculation over the Paris Climate Accord, as that represents our last, best hope. It seems it’s a last, best hope that the Tiny Tyrant wants no part of, and plans to withdraw from.  This is not yet formal, and the Tiny Tyrant is subject to doing rapid turnabouts on a whim, but he’s never been secretive about his scorn for the climate accord, or his desire to pull out. The damage he has already done here in uStates is tremendous, it won’t be long before we’re back to 1970s levels of pollution, with smog alerts and steeping in trash and toxicity once again. Naturally, this will lead to a much sicker populace, one which will not be able to take care of themselves, thanks to the Fuck You Care Plan. There’s one other country which is also adamantly against the climate accord. Bet you don’t need three guesses, either. It’s Russia.

President Donald Trump has privately told “confidants” he intends to leave the Paris accord on climate change, “according to three sources with direct knowledge,” Axios reported Saturday.

After persuading voters that America isn’t great anymore, Trump apparently intends to make sure of it — by having this country lead the effort to kill humanity’s last, best hope of avoiding catastrophic climate change.

Quitting a unanimous agreement by 190+ nations after a two-decade negotiating process would make us a rogue nation, a global pariah, like Vladimir Putin’s Russia. And, it could make Putin happy, as we’ll see.

While Trump tweeted out Saturday from Italy that “I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters after the G7 meeting, “The whole discussion about climate has been difficult, or rather very unsatisfactory.” She added, “Here we have the situation that six members, or even seven if you want to add the EU, stand against one.”

Axios notes that “Although Trump made it clear during the campaign and in multiple conversations before his overseas trip that he favored withdrawal, he has been known to abruptly change his mind.” They add, however, top political appointees at EPA “were relieved” when Trump refused to join a consensus G7 statement reaffirming “their strong commitment” to the Paris accord.

While the White House’s attack on domestic climate action already undermines the global effort to avert climate catastrophe, we shouldn’t discount the importance of a U.S. withdrawal from Paris — especially if Trump teams with Russian President Vladimir Putin to undermine the whole global negotiating process.

Think Progress has the full story.


  1. kestrel says

    Your tags on this post sum up the way I feel really well. Instead of typing that out I’ll just read the list.

  2. komarov says

    Rename it the Trump Accord*, problem solved. As much as it galls me, this is one situation where you just have to play along a little bit to make the best of a bad situation.

    *For futher buttering up, consider the Trump Accord for Making America’s Climate Great Again. Now excuse me while I scrape the lettering off my keyboard. It’s gotten dirty. It must go..

  3. says

    This is where The Dumb’s conflicts of interests really show. He has vested interests in fossil fuels industry and he knows it full well. He is narcissistic sociopathic asshole and he is greedy for both money and power. He has no interest whatsoever in “Making America Great Again” only in lining his pockets while furiously masturbating his ego.

    We are fucked and milions of people will die and whole ecosystems will be destroyed because of him and his voters. A revolution that would put his head on a spike where it belongs is, alas, unlikely to happen, but if hunderd years from now civilization will exist and history books will be written, he will have his rightfull place among the company of Elagabalus, Calligula, Nero and all the other self-aggrandizing power hungry idiots with delusions of grandeur.

    Also lets not forget that he is not alone. Climate change denialists are aplenty and they are very well organized and financed.

  4. Raucous Indignation says

    Maybe not. The devastation will be very real, but the cost of renewables, i.e. wind and photovoltaic, are now so low that it will be economically untenable to continue investment in fossil fuels. We may just head off an extinction level catastrophe.

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