Bass Blasts President on Climate Change Accord Trump Dumps Paris Accord calling it a "Job Killer
June 1, 2017
During the 1016 Presidential Campaign then candidate Donald Trump dismissed the Global Warming saying "it's called weather folks." Today the reaction from Democrats in the House of Representatives was swift and furious.Culver City's representative in the house, Karen Bass was quick to respond saying, "Climate change denial makes us look backwards on the world's stage and shackles generations to an uninhabitable planet."She went on to blast the President saying, "I can't say I'm surprised, given his long history of tweets denying climate change and calling it a "Chinese hoax."Regardless, this is an embarrassing, devastating blow to our nation and the world. "Only two years ago the United States was a leader in the international fight to stop the worst impacts of climate change when President Obama signed the Paris Climate Agreement. Now, we're one of three countries failing to participate. This despicable decision puts us on the wrong side of history."I'm sick to my stomach hearing this news while thinking about the consequences: rising sea levels and extreme weather will destroy landscapes, force millions across the globe to abandon their homes and seek refuge, hurt industries like agriculture, worsen our air quality, and lead to more illness and even death. We are creating an inhabitable planet. "For our children's and grandchildren's sake, we cannot allow Trump to get away with this. He says we're pulling out now, but the truth is that our country cannot formally leave this agreement for another four years -- right after Trump and his GOP friends are up for re-election."The President in announcing his decision stated "We don't want other countries and other leaders laughing at us anymore," adding that the current deal could cost the US as many as 2.7 million jobs by 2025.
"I am fighting every day for the great people of this country," he said. "In order to fulfil my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens the US will withdraw from the Paris climate accord."Nick Loris, an economist at the conservative Heritage Foundation, Nick Loris commented that it demonstrated the hypocrisy of European leaders who had lobbied Mr Trump on sticking to the pact. "It speaks to how disingenuous this whole process has become and a failure to acknowledge it's an ineffective approach," he said. California's Governor Jerry Brown stated "The President has already said climate change is a hoax, which is the exact opposite of virtually all scientific and worldwide opinion. I don't believe fighting reality is a good strategy – not for America, not for anybody. If the President is going to be AWOL in this profoundly important human endeavor, then California and other states will step up.