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Trump’s Paris Climate Accord withdrawal set to eviscerate world climate & Puget Sound


“Multiple factors stemming from planetary warming are converging to
threaten the existence of the iconic orca,” quoting Truthout.
Photo credit: Timnutt



– “Trump pulls US from global warming accord, to allies’ dismay”
“President Donald Trump declared Thursday he was pulling the U.S. from the landmark Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts to combat global warming and distancing the country from its closest allies abroad. Framing his decision as ‘a reassertion of America’s sovereignty,’ Trump said he was ‘elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.'” by Jill Colvin, Associated Press.
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– “Musk, Iger to quit Trump advisory councils after Paris accord decision”
“Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk and Walt Disney Co CEO Robert Iger said on Thursday they would leave White House advisory councils after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would withdraw from the Paris climate accord.

Trump decided to pull the United States from the landmark 2015 global agreement designed to fight climate change despite entreaties from U.S. allies and corporate leaders in an action that fulfilled a major campaign pledge.

‘Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world,’ Musk said in a Twitter post. He is a member of the President’s Strategic and Policy Forum, a business advisory group, and Trump’s manufacturing jobs council,” by David Shepardson, Reuters.
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– “BREAKING: Trump just announced that he will be abandoning the Paris Climate Agreement.”
“With one tweet, he has chosen to obstruct and actively derail any action to solve one of the world’s biggest threats: climate change.

From his cabinet picks to policy statements (or tweets), it’s clear the Trump administration’s goal is to undermine progress on climate change. It’s up to us to make sure that doesn’t happen.

The Paris Agreement isn’t just a piece of paper. It’s the blueprint for how we build a clean energy future, initiate a just transition for impacted communities and avoid catastrophic climate change,” quoting Greenpeace USA.
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– “What Happens If U.S. Backs Out of Paris Climate Agreement?”
“Because the U.S. is a huge contributor of greenhouse gas emissions, scientists say pulling out of the pact would worsen an already bad problem. It would make it far more difficult to prevent crossing a dangerous global temperature threshold,” By Pam Wright, Weather.com.
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– Editor’s note:
I have been collating articles on climate change since President trump took office, since he is a climate change denier. Selected stories are as follows:

– “Without Major Interventions, the Orca’s Days Are Numbered”
By Dahr Jamail, Truthout.
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– “Viewing Trump’s Extreme Climate Denial From a Small Island Nation in Peril”
“The Republic of Palau, a small island nation of roughly 22,000 people in Micronesia, in the far Western Pacific,” by Dahr Jamail, Truthout.
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– “Latest Climate Report: “The Arctic Is Unraveling”
By Dahr Jamail, Truthout.
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– “Unprecedented” Polar Melting Unfolds as Climate Disruption Denial Goes Wild”
By Dahr Jamail, Truthout.
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– “The Student-Built Website That Keeps Government Climate Data Safe”
“Since Trump’s election, scientists have been scrambling to save climate change data sets. And one Michigan graduate student thought the more copies, the better,” by Terri Hansen, YES! Magazine.
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– “Losing Home”
“As rising waters eat away the land beneath their feet, many Native communities are turning into climate refugees,” by Zoe Loftus-Farren, Earth Island Journal.
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– “Sudden reversal in Antarctic sea ice complicates argument by climate-change doubters”
By Chris Mooney, The Washington Post.
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– “Scientists have just detected a major change to the Earth’s oceans linked to a warming climate”
By Chris Mooney, The Washington Post.
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– “Rural US forests are disappearing”
By Darryl Fears, The Washington Post.
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– “Scientists just measured a rapid growth in acidity in the Arctic ocean, linked to climate change”
By Chelsea Harvey, The Washington Post
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– “Climate Change Needs to Be Tackled for Better Health, Medical Groups Urge”
By Maggie Fox, NBC News.
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– “Climate Disruption’s Legacy: Megadroughts, Extinctions, Obituaries for Reefs”
By Dahr Jamail, Truthout.
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Posted by Steve on June 2, 2017 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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