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The U.S., Nicaragua and Syria against the world

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click to enlarge MOST HAPPY FELLA: Trump goes it alone on climate, unless you count Syria and Nicaragua.
  • MOST HAPPY FELLA: Trump goes it alone on climate, unless you count Syria and Nicaragua.
Everyone says Donald Trump is going to do it, withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord. Indeed, he did.

Another reason for other countries to go it on their own or find new leaders.


PS: Sen. John Boozman will be very happy, to name at least one. Since EPA boss Scott Pruitt favors this, I'm guessing his cheering squad over at Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's place will crack a bottle of champagne, too. They LIKE dirty air. (Water, too.)

Arkansas voices objected immediately, such as Glen Hooks of the Sierra Club, with a prediction of "colossal negative environmental, economic, diplomatic, and public health consequences."

"Right here in Arkansas, we are experiencing a clean energy boom as more and more Arkansas solar energy facilities come online while we also invest in enormous amounts of wind energy. Communities like Benton, North Little Rock, Camden, Stuttgart, and others know that clean energy makes economic and environmental sense. Even our state's largest coal-burning utilities, like Entergy and the Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, are relying more upon clean energy and less upon dirty fossil fuels. President Trump should embrace the clean energy boom—not be an obstacle."

"The Sierra Club calls on President Trump to join the international community in recognizing that man-made global climate disruption is happening, and that the United States should be a leader in stopping it. Mr. President, the entire world is watching you walk away from our nation's commitments. It's not too late to reverse this colossally harmful decision."

Said the League of Women Voters, in part: “Withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement is a giant step in the wrong direction for the health of the planet and all living beings.

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