Some brief history; the Paris Agreement is a 2015 agreement between 195 different member states of the United Nations, of which 147 states have ratified it. The goal of the agreement is to curtail the global temperature increase, without threatening food production.
Except now the United States is threatening to withdraw from the agreement. If that should happen, it could put even more of a burden on the rest of the world to make up for the United States' greenhouse emissions.
Diplomatically, it could be a disaster for the United States, as they would show the world that they are unreliable and not to be trusted with deals that are already in force.
1: Republicans in general don't believe in global warming. As for Trump, he thinks global warming is a Chinese conspiracy to make us buy Communist products, even though HIS OWN products are made in China. All those "Make America Great Again" shirts and trucker hats Republicans love wearing, they were made in China. America knew this beforehand, but they still elected Trump.
2: America IS unreliable, and cannot be trusted. The world already knows this quite well. Trusting the world's vigilante is the same as thinking the playground bully has your best interest in mind. Just like that playground bully, America only cares about what benefits America, and anything otherwise is Communist propaganda.
Well, the United States will be withdrawing from the accord, though it might not have much of an effect. Three states are already rebelling. New York, Washington, and California have put out a joint statement, announcing the formation of the United States Climate Alliance, a coalition that seeks to uphold the terms that the United States agreed to.
It's too bad that something as important as trying to save the fucking planet has to be left to less powerful individuals, because those in power are so disconnected from reality.
Hopefully other states will join the USCA sooner rather than later.
Mood: we're all gonna fucking burn. Literally.
I'm honestly not surprised and I have no expectations whatsoever from that guy, yet he disappoints. With the US being the 2nd largest greenhouse gas emitter, as far as I've read, it could potentially have a pretty big effect, if not environmentally, politically; I do hope it makes the US seem less reliable though, as in letting the country step it down a notch from being a superpower, seeing as the leader is probably the most incompetent man who's ever stepped the face of global politics.
Honestly, I have nothing of interest to add other than shit dude. As a mother, I feel deeply for my kid and future kids having to be left with this shithole of a place now probably heading for extinction thanks to the power of uncultured knaves with power to vote. /rant over
I think America needs to have a good old-fashioned Revolution.
I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons.
15th December 2002
Aren't a lot of the US states now saying they're going to introduce their own state laws to replace the ones lost by this move?
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"FileTrekker"Aren't a lot of the US states now saying they're going to introduce their own state laws to replace the ones lost by this move?
Aye - the United States Climate Alliance. Many of the blue cities and states are joining in. Though I fully expect Trump and his goons to try and outlaw it, somehow.
A few things I noticed on this "agreement" We promised to cut greenhouse gases by 17.89% China promised to cut gases by 20% (even though there are more and more cars on the roads in China)
Anyone ever ask why that most of the countries are only cutting this by 1% or less? Some of the countries are 0.00% United Kingdom is 1.55%
Why do we need an "agreement" to do this anyways ? Couldn't we set up our own guidelines?
Aren't the Chinese gonna spend like +300 billion on renewable energy though?
And I reckon the agreement is needed because during decades of knowing about this risk, government still haven't set up proper guidelines to the point that we're reaching a point of no-return. Personally though, I believe an international agreement is for the best, as to encourage the whole working together thing. Color me a dirty hippie, but I don't think we'll amount to much as a species if we don't start seeing each other as the same people living in the same planet. This isn't working, this hasn't been working. The Paris Accord seemed to like a chance to move us towards a more functional civilization.
The thing about climate change is that it is already a thing that happened. At this point, the best we can do is damage control.