Since taking office, President Trump has systematically dismantled many current climate and environmental safeguards, as well as rolled back many of the policies put in place by his predecessor, Barack Obama.
On June 1, 2017, President Trump announced that the U.S. would cease all participation in the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change mitigation.
“In order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect the United States and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord,” said Trump at the time.
“The bottom line is that the Paris accord is very unfair at the highest level to the United States,” he added.
Trump argued back then that the Paris accord would undermine the U.S. economy as well as set the country at a permanent disadvantage.
Maintaining his unbelief in climate change, the President recently dismissed a landmark report compiled by 13 federal agencies detailing how damage from global warming is intensifying throughout the country, saying he is not among the “believers” who see climate change as a pressing problem.
“You look at our air and our water, and it’s right now at a record clean. But when you look at China and you look at parts of Asia and you look at South America, and when you look at many other places in this world, including Russia, including many other places, the air is incredibly dirty, and when you’re talking about an atmosphere, oceans are very small,” Trump recently said while addressing reporters.
He argued that thousands of tons of garbage coming from Asia have swept up on U.S. beaches all the time.
“It just flows right down the Pacific. It flows, and we say, ‘Where does this come from?’ And it takes many people, to start off with.”
The President also questioned the commitment of other countries to the protection of the environment and believed that too much responsibility is being placed on the U.S.
“Brutal and Extended Cold Blast could shatter ALL RECORDS – Whatever happened to Global Warming?” tweeted Trump recently.
Edited by Jesus Chan
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