U.S. Department of Defense

By withdrawing from the Paris accord, Trump will make America sicker, poorer and much less secure

By withdrawing from the Paris accord, Trump will make America sicker, poorer and much less secure

President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate change accord flies in the face of his rallying cry to “Make America Great Again.” It will make America sicker, poorer and much less secure.

Trump has already begun dismantling many of the climate policies created under President Obama, including rules to phase out coal-fired power plants, increase restrictions on vehicle emissions and limit methane leaks from natural gas production. His recently released budget eliminates funding for research on climate change by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and the development of clean energy innovations at the Environmental Protection...

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