Trump Advisers to Debate Paris Climate Agreement

By Steve Holland and Valerie Volcovici

Advisers to President Donald Trump will meet on Tuesday to discuss whether to recommend that he withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, a White House official said on Monday.

The accord, agreed on by nearly 200 countries in Paris in 2015, aims to limit planetary warming in part by slashing carbon dioxide and other emissions from the burning of fossil fuels. Under the pact, the United States committed to reducing its emissions by 26 to 28 percent from 2005 levels by 2025.

Trump has said the United States should “cancel” the deal, but he has been mostly quiet on the issue since he was elected last November.

Environmental groups want Washington to remain in the Paris agreement, even if the new administration weakens U.S. pledges.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. I think David Attenborough summed up Trump’s approach to the planet and its population, in a comment on the parasitic plant Rafflesia, which lives on giant vines and has the largest flower in the world!

    A parasite which has a great unearned wealth of resources drawn from others, does not need to concern itself with efficiency or waste, as long as its host supplier is large enough to survive the drain on its energy!

  2. While Trump moves backwards into obsolescence, others move forwards into the technologies of the future!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39675418

    Britain went a full day without using coal to generate electricity for the first time since the Industrial Revolution, the National Grid says.

    The energy provider said Friday’s lack of coal usage was a “watershed” moment.

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