Sunday, March 19, 2017


Trump’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney, made the president’s intention crystal clear Thursday.
“Regarding the question of climate change ... We’re not spending money on that anymore,” Mulvaney said. “We consider that to be a waste of your money ... ”
That means the U.S., the world’s second-largest emitter of industrial greenhouse gases (China is first), has effectively pulled out of the Paris treaty, regardless of whether it formally withdraws.
As the leader of the developed world, America’s participation in the Paris treaty was vital to the United Nations’ Paris treaty.

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