Regarding the June 2 news article “Trump: U.S. to exit climate accord”: When President Donald Trump characterized the Paris climate accord as a choice between Pittsburg and Paris, he missed the point. This is a matter of voluntarily joining the vast majority of the Earth’s countries in recognizing the effects of human activity on the health of the Earth, and coming together to address the issue.
America has now joined Nicaragua and Syria as the only countries that refuse to act, and in doing so has both symbolically and in reality given up its position as leader of the world. Trump refuses to acknowledge that climate change is occurring. As has been his pattern, he is grossly misinformed and makes statements with no basis in fact to justify his dangerous decisions.
Trump has failed to provide leadership by mischaracterizing the issue and revealing once again that his understanding of issues across the board is lacking.
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