Tuhin Chakraborty
Jun 5, 2017

The US is know isolated beyond repair

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Shj

Ever since Trump pulled us out of the Parks Climate Accords, the internation fallout has been immense. Europe is now openly distancing itself from us with world leaders like Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron implying that the US is unreliable and untrustworthy. For some who promised to make America great again, Trump has made us look horrendous to the rest of the world (if you don't count Syria and Nicaragua who also didnt sign the Accords). Even then, Nicaragua didn't sign the agreement because it didn't feel that regulations were HARSH enough! That leaves Syria. Great company huh? When it comes to government actions, acting the same way that one of the most unstable countries on Earth does is not a good precedent under any circumstance. Doesn't Trump realize that coal only accounts for about 75,000 jobs in a labor market with tens of millions of laborers? Doesn't he realize that the world is using less coal for energy everyday. For someone who wants to get back at China, handing them the keys to leading a renewable energy movement certainly isn't a good start. Who on Earth could have convinced him to do this? (I will give Donald Trump the benefit of doubt and say that he wasn't ignorant enough to do this on a whim, uninformed and without advice.)

Clara Nevins
Jun 8, 2017

I completely agree with you. This is an absolute betrayal to every American who believed Trump's claim of bringing jobs back. There's going to be $7 trillion in global clean energy investment over the next 20 years. We want our workers and companies to get their fair share of that - and that begins here at home. The vast majority of American (70%) want to stay in the agreement!

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