Tuesday, July 4, 2017

President Trump's Understanding of the Paris Agreement

Over this week as President Trump heads to the G20 summit overseas, remember what the result was in the last summit overseas in Taormina.  President Trump came home and decided to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement.  I wrote about that trip briefly in a blog post.  Furthermore, in a follow up blog post immediate afterward, I wrote about the reaction to that decision.  Dozens of politicians and business CEO's have decided to join forces and push their respective companies and regions to maintain the agreed upon levels of reducing green house gases.  This was extremely encouraging to say the least.

Another encouraging piece of information that I have stumbled upon was the following video.  The gentleman speaking is Jeane-Claude Juncker from the European Commission President who comments on President Trump's understanding of the Paris Climate Agreement.  The video is shown below and is less than 2 minutes in length and definitely worth watching:

Moving forward in reacting to the decisions regarding the Paris Agreement, I think the statement in the video above by President Juncker is truthful and worth holding onto:

"...So this notion 'I am Trump, I am American, America First and I'm going to get out of it' -- That won't happen."

The commission tried to explain this to our President during the meetings.  Evidently, he did not want to hear the reality.  As we move forward as a nation and tackle issues which directly affect our livelihood like access to safe drinking water, we should be wary of the so called "experts" (i.e. EPA Director Scott Pruitt, Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry to name two offenders) who have been chosen by a President who refuses to listen to reality.  

I will continue to write about these unpleasant disparities which will have dire consequences in the future.  Part of your responsibility will be to write your elected official and tell them to come down hard on these so called "experts" when decisions are made that jeopardize our Planet in the years to come.

With that in mind, I hope that the remainder of your week is great.

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