USA: Pax Christi USA reacts to President Trump's move to pull U.S. out of Paris climate agreement
from Pax Christi USA
President Donald J. Trump just announced that he is pulling the United States out of the Paris Agreement. The Paris Agreement is a necessary step towards reversing climate change and the damage humans have inflicted upon the environment; it has been approved by all the world’s countries except Syria, Nicaragua, and now the US.
Mr. Trump said the U.S. will “begin negotiations to reenter either the Paris accord or an entirely new transaction on terms that are fair to the United States…So we’re getting out but we’ll start to negotiate and we’ll see if we can make a deal that’s fair.”
“Fairness” for Mr. Trump comes back to dollars and cents rather than human dignity, care for creation, or a preferential option for the poor...