More on the Paris climate agreement

As usual, John Oliver manages to be entertaining and informative in this piece on why withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement makes no sense.


Meanwhile, Trump’s fellow billionaire Sir Richard Branson (a considerably more successful businessman than Trump, in fact), said Friday, “I’ve got a feeling that the president is regretting what he did” in announcing the U.S. with withdraw from the Paris Agreement, calling Trump’s decision “a bizarre mistake.” As mentioned in a previous post (and Oliver explains in more detail above), Trump’s stated complaints about the Paris Climate Agreement were nonsense. The U.S. sets its own targets and faces no penalties if it fails to meet them. Meanwhile major businesses from Apple and Microsoft to major oil companies to Walmart and Target united in opposing withdrawal, saying that the Paris Climate Agreement if anything actually benefits the U.S. economy.

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