President Donald Trump is going to need some cold water for this burn. This week, President Trump made the United States one of the only countries in the world that are no longer part of the Paris Climate Change Accord. He argued that he was “putting American workers first.” He said:
“[The jobs losses would be] noticeable, but small enough that you wouldn’t even see it in the numbers. And the reason for that is it’s really, the effect would be much more of a job shift, rather than a job gain or a job loss.”
The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, had his own thoughts on this action from President Trump. Here is his statement:
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) June 1, 2017
He gave a three-minute statement in English. The best part was when he said we need to “Make our Planet Great Again.”
He went after the United States when talking about the implications of this decision. This is not just about science; it is also about national security. He said:
“If we do nothing, our children will know a world of migrations, of wars, of shortage. A dangerous world.”
He is not the only one to say this. Even the Pentagon has released a report about the national security implications of climate change.
From the report:
“DoD recognizes the reality of climate change and the significant risk it poses to U.S. interests globally. The National Security Strategy, issued in February 2015, is clear that climate change is an urgent and growing threat to our national security, contributing to increased natural disasters, refugee flows, and conflicts over basic resources such as food and water.1 These impacts are already occurring, and the scope, scale, and intensity of these impacts are projected to increase over time.”
Macron called on scientists and intellectuals from the United States to come to France and work with them. He may be new to politics, but he is playing the game well.
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