By now we should all know, the Paris agreement was about “2 degrees Celsius”. If global warming exceeds these 2 extra degrees things become irreversible. Bad things.
Most people understand this, which is why it was possible (although not easy) to get nearly all nations to sign on to the Paris agreement (except for Nicaragua and Syria).
You can look at the list of nearly all major companies that are highly critical of the latest Trump move, you can take a look at the first ever tweet of Lloyd Blandfein (CEO of Goldman Sachs):
“Today’s decision is a setback for the environment and for the U.S.’s leadership position in the world. #ParisAgreement” (Note: Lloyd Blankfein had never used twitter before, this was his first tweet and it got over 10,000 retweets and 23,000 likes.)
or you can check the fact checkers on Trumps speech trying to justify his (or Bannon’s?) move. It is apparently full of lies and deceptions:
and the list goes on and on…
Or you can just throw up your arms in despair (as I did) and watch this by John Oliver! It is better for your mental health and you might even smile!
Finally, if you care about what Europeans think of all this, and if you like opera, check this out! (Courtesy of Margaret Backman).