Thursday, June 1, 2017
Colossally stupid, environmentally harmful, economically backwards, and morally bankrupt. Other than that, no problem.
The Paris Climate Agreement is an historic, 200-nation plan to reduce global greenhouse gasses, but it's also non-binding and carries no penalties for lack of compliance (other than ecological disaster and the death of our planet), so there is no compelling financial or political reason for us to "leave" the agreement. We could stay in and do nothing. (Not saying we should, just that we could.)
All that remains then is vengeful retribution and pure ideology -- Trump's burning desire to play to his climate-change-is-a-hoax idiot base and flip his short, fat middle finger at the rest of the world.
Pulling out of the Paris Accord is yet another awful decision by the worst president we've ever had. Right now, I am thoroughly embarrassed to be an American.