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Many Americans tune out dire environmental predictions because of the increasingly apocalyptic claims of politicians and the media. I’ve been hearing “we only have five years left!” for the 40 years I’ve been paying attention. So when President Trump decided Thursday to remove the US from the all-but-meaningless Paris Climate Accord, eco warriors had a chance to forego doomsaying and try to actually persuade skeptics. Well, maybe next time…
Pulling out of the Paris Agreement would be a massive step back for racial justice, and an assault on communities of color across the U.S.
— ACLU National (@ACLU) June 1, 2017
By pulling out of the Paris Agreement, Donald Trump is betraying America’s moral, political, and economic leadership position. My statement: pic.twitter.com/It6iSyrJR5
— Tom Steyer (@TomSteyer) June 1, 2017
If somebody drives drunk, we arrest him. If he drives national policy recklessly, threatening our planet, we just call him “Mr.President.”
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) June 1, 2017
Breaking: the United States and soon the world, under Trump.
— M.G. Siegler (@mgsiegler) June 1, 2017
HuffPo right now: “TRUMP TO PLANET: DROP DEAD” pic.twitter.com/q2pSyy805h
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) June 1, 2017
— Trita Parsi (@tparsi) June 1, 2017
Always remember that trump was willing to increase the pollution in your kid’s air & water just to keep Steve Bannon happy. #ActOnClimate
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) June 1, 2017
Today the U.S. abandoned most of the world. pic.twitter.com/FKqteY8mcj
— 350 dot org (@350) June 1, 2017
This was the day that Angela Merkel became the leader of the free world. https://t.co/s7jpeqbOKi
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) June 1, 2017
That time the future of the earth depended on the wisdom of Ivanka Trump and Rick Perry pic.twitter.com/5lWII7jDDZ
— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) June 1, 2017
Trump just committed a crime against humanity. This admitted predator has now expanded his predatory acts to the entire planet. #ParisAccord
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) June 1, 2017
NEW VIDEO: Trump started Paris, Treason; GOP now owns it. There are but two parties now: Republicans, and Americans pic.twitter.com/ga06gCbhFv
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) June 1, 2017
In conclusion, we’re probably all screwed and let’s just hope there actually is a heaven and a hell. Amen.
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) June 1, 2017