Trump pulls US from Paris climate accord

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump declared Thursday he was pulling the U.S. from the landmark Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts to combat global warming and distancing the country from its closest allies abroad.

Framing his decision as ‘‘a reassertion of America’s sovereignty,’’ Trump said he was ‘‘elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.’’

He said the U.S. could try to re-enter the deal under more favorable terms or work to establish ‘‘an entirely new transaction.’’ But he indicated that was hardly a priority. ‘‘If we can, great. If we can’t, that’s fine,’’ he said.

Scientists say Earth is likely to reach more dangerous levels of warming sooner as a result of the president’s decision because America’s pollution contributes so much to rising temperatures. Calculations suggest withdrawal could result in emissions of up to 3 billion tons of additional carbon dioxide a year — enough to melt ice sheets faster, raise seas higher and trigger more extreme weather.

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  • Thank you president Trump for pulling up out of the worthless agreement we need the money other places. I remember the seventy’s when they said we were going into another ice age

  • Alfred Palumbo

    The real name of the DISQUS WEBSITE is DISQUSTING

  • John Erickson

    “Scientists say…” There is not a more nebulous citation possible. The AP article from which this was taken is also void of any true scientific reference. More fake news generated by the self-licking ice cream cone created by the Environmentalist/Media cabal.

  • Kstar

    Thank You Mr. President for pulling us out of the climate crap agreement. This would have surely ruined this country at 3.5 billons coming from American taxpayers who are strapped now as it is. This deal would have made the rich richer and the poor even poorer. Just another lie to the people who are gullible to believe the media and their left wing socialist/commie cronies.

  • 1josephg1

    What a novel idea! A politician who keeps his promises. Take heed you rino and leftist scumbags.Way to go DT.

  • GeorgeChipLeveto

    Guess my question would be to consider the fact there were so very many comments blocked, and it seem as though only the comments condemning “PRESIDENT” Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Climate Treaty were the one’s posted. Looks as those that wrote the treaty live here among us as for both China and India with the combined populations in the 4 billion bracket, they needn’t comply to any reforms until after 2030. If our country were as backward as those two are there would be no need to have a decade or more of industrial expansion to either catch-up or surpass the United States. I realize its rather difficult for you super analytical interpreters defining the election results and past industrial processes to understand the issues at stake within the worlds push to become a singularity of centralized power. Oh I definitely understand your concern, and I’m sure the president also is aware that without our involvement it may take much longer to slow the climate changing process. What you need to understand there is absolutely no way to reverse or stop the climate changing process it occurs every so many thousands of years like anywhere between 8 to 14 thousand years, and I can assure he is also aware of this. China on the other hand has double the output in Co2 pollution of the US as the United States,and India is just under the USA whom ever excused them from the same articles as are imposed on the USA has all but guaranteed them equal status to become superpowers by eliminating our country from fair treatment. The UN would love nothing more than to control the entire world and you are fools not to understand the issues of “Global” control. We have never needed to join any alliance with communist nations before only those where the graveyard markers lie for our American troops defending against them. The very same countries now attempting to castrate our country have too soon forgotten who they called upon to defend them , feed them , medical and military aid. You need to consider loyalty to your country not the world.

  • JL Brown Jr

    The fact that obama tried to use the pen to hold us to that treaty, I takes ratification but they would not even let the senate see it. No Paris was another scan to take our hard earned money and give it to countries that are poor. Another failed socialist plan to take money from everyone else and give to the poor, but the rich connected like obama keeps his cadh. Thank you president Trump