Monday, June 05, 2017

WORLD - The Paris Accord

IMHO:  This is putting America last for political gain by lying to the American people.  This is ONLY about Trump, and keeping campaign promises.

"What leaving the Paris accord could mean for U.S. and the world" PBS NewsHour 5/31/2017


SUMMARY:  President Trump tweeted Wednesday that his decision on the Paris Accord will come “over the next few days,” an announcement that arrives after weeks of signaling he may walk away from the deal.  The pact was signed in 2015 in order to reduce carbon emissions.  William Brangham speaks with Princeton University's Michael Oppenheimer and Phil Kerpen of American Commitment about what's at stake.

"Understanding the political calculus behind leaving the Paris accord" PBS NewsHour 6/1/2017


SUMMARY:  How did politics play into President Trump's move to withdraw the U.S. from the global agreement on combating climate change?  Judy Woodruff analyzes the decision with Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union and Karine Jean-Pierre of, plus the effects of ongoing tensions from within the White House over the ongoing Russian investigations.

"Trump administration defends Paris pullout amid outpouring of support for the climate pact" PBS NewsHour 6/2/2017

Defense by lying.


SUMMARY:  The White House stood firmly by President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement on Friday.  EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt delivered an energetic defense, saying the U.S. has nothing to be apologetic about.  But the announcement touched off a chorus of protests around the country and abroad.  Judy Woodruff reports.

"Is the Paris climate accord unfair to the U.S.?  Putting Trump's claims in context" PBS NewsHour 6/2/2017


SUMMARY:  President Trump gave several reasons why he thought the Paris climate accord was a bad idea in his announcement on Thursday.  William Brangham digs into those claims to put them in context and get other points of view.

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