Trump begins formal US withdrawal from Paris climate agreement
President Trump has made it clear that he will not sell the United States out to the rest of the world, in a move that is sure to infuriate the leftist elites in Hollywood and D.C.
As evidence of this, Trump has officially begun withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, fulfilling the promise he made back in 2017.
Formal process started
The Paris climate accord would have unfairly burdened the United States, and was designed mainly to benefit other countries.
Trump recognized this fact, and that is why he decided to withdraw the United States from the obligations it imposed.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo explained the move saying, “President Trump made the decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement because of the unfair economic burden imposed on American workers, businesses, and taxpayers by U.S. pledges made under the Agreement.”
Trump was elected to put Americans first before the rest of the world, and that is exactly what he is doing. Trump’s move has drawn a lot of criticism from Democrats and environmentalist interest groups. There have been endless panicked proclamations that the United States under Trump is responsible for creating a power vacuum in world leadership.
If assuming the mantle of environmentalist leadership will be unfairly onerous in relation to American interests, it is not worth it. The truth is that it doesn’t matter who is leading the world, it matters who is leading the United States.
So with that in mind, the formal process has started, and the U.S. will ultimately be freed from the costs, restrictions and other burdens the climate accord brought to bear.
The U.S. is doing its part
Contrary to popular belief, the United States is in fact doing its part to protect the environment. Pompeo made it clear the U.S. will continue to assist other countries in their efforts to reduce emissions.
With hundreds of businesses and local governments having declared their intention to continue cutting emissions, the U.S. is more than capable of acting on its own.
Forbes reported in 2017, “According to the 2017 BP Statistical Review of World Energy, since 2005 annual U.S. carbon dioxide emissions have declined by 758 million metric tons. That is by far the largest decline of any country in the world over that timespan and is nearly as large as the 770 million metric ton decline for the entire European Union.”
We don’t need another international obligation that would allow the rest of the world to dictate U.S. policy. Furthermore, we do not need to hamstring our economy and send millions of unnecessary dollars to other parts of the globe. Trump said he would put the United States first, and he is doing exactly that.