SAN FRANCISCO – President Trump will pull out of the historic Paris climate agreement as early as Tuesday, according to the adviser who led the Environmental Protection Agency transition. The Hill newspaper reports that the adviser, Myron Ebell of the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute, said Monday that Trump could pull out of the agreement "by executive order tomorrow or he could do it as part of a larger package” at a later date. Either way, Ebell made it clear Trump plans to pull the US out of the landmark international climate change agreement very soon.
Ken Cook, president of EWG, said that the move would put the U.S. out of step with the rest of the world, including Russia. Cook said:
Even Vladimir Putin, once an ardent climate change denier, now says it's "one of the gravest challenges humanity is facing." When Putin and Russia outflanks the U.S. on human health and the environment, we’re in big trouble.
While the rest of the world moves forward to tackle the looming global catastrophe brought on by climate change, Trump and his alt-right aides and their ‘alternative facts’ are instead catering to an extremely small minority of science deniers. With each day of his presidency comes a new calamity that rattles foreign governments, emboldens enemies, and, in the case of climate change, makes President Trump the only major world leader not taking this threat seriously.
The only silver lining in Trump’s disastrous agenda is the growing movement of resistance at home and around the globe against his administration.