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#1 apirateatheart

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 01:40 PM

What are people's thoughts about Trump pulling the US out of the Paris Agreement?



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Posted 02 June 2017 - 03:11 PM

Idk. Idk what the Paris Agreement even was or did. Do you?
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Posted 05 June 2017 - 02:55 PM

From what I have read, here is what I understand.  Though I have never read the actual agreement:

 

It was an agreement signed by the Obama Administration

It required a reduction on Greenhouse gasses

It required the US to make significant contributions - $3 Billion....although I am not clear if that is per year or total.

It was never submitted to the Senate for ratification as a treaty


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Posted 05 June 2017 - 05:17 PM

My thoughts are it was a symbolic agreement in the first place, and it's a symbolic gesture in withdrawing now. A lot of noise and political signaling with very little substance.
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