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Trump’s climate decision harms the planet, and goes against the wishes of the American public.

President Trump’s Decision To Exit Paris Climate Agreement Is A Mistake, Huffington Post, Will Rogers, ContributorPresident of The Trust for Public Land 1 June 17 

The president’s decision not only harms the planet but goes against the wishes of the American public.   President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement is the latest demonstration of his administration’s complete disregard for the health and safety of the American people, the economy on which those families rely, and the future of the planet we all share.

The landmark 2015 climate agreement was negotiated by 197 countries and has been approved by 147 nations, including the United States. It is our best attempt yet to deal with the increasingly negative impacts of climate change.

The president’s decision not only harms the planet but goes against the wishes of the American public, with 70 percent of people saying we should remain in the Paris accords.

The Trump administration has chosen to ignore the fact-based belief of the scientific community that human activity is linked to the increased carbon dioxide in our atmosphere and the climate change that results. But you don’t have to be a scientist to see the impact. Glaciers are rapidly retreating in Glacier National Park, the Florida coastline and low-lying areas of Miami are regularly flooded and the impact of rising seas is being felt in New Jersey and other coastal areas The headlines are full of heat records broken, with a new “hottest year ever” appearing regularly.

While Trump’s decision would have the federal government turn away from the fight against climate change, our organization is working to arm local cities and communities across America with a variety of tools to prepare their residents for the challenges at hand……..http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/president-trumps-decision-to-exit-paris-climate-agreement_us_59306c8fe4b042ffa289e86d

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June 2, 2017 - Posted by | climate change, politics, USA

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