Trump Administration Thinks Saving the Earth is a Financial Burden

As we’re sitting in the midst of an almost impeachment, I’ve been thinking that there is no way Trump can screw us over more than he has in the last few weeks. Boy, was I wrong.

The Trump Administration released that they are starting the official process of withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement. For those who don’t know what it is, it’s within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and deals with greenhouse-gas-emissions, mitigation, adaptation, and finance.

Almost 200 nations have signed the agreement in which every country their own goals to lower emissions of the gases that create climate change. Since being ratified in 2016, the United States was the first country (and only country so far) to pull out on the agreement. Disappointed but not surprised, I guess.

Mike Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State, announced that the agreement was an unfair economic burden. An economic burden. The future world our kids, grandkids, and great grandkids is an “economic burden” to the White House.

I know that I don’t understand numbers and I’m sure that enforcing this agreement is definitely going to be costly, but is this not going to be 100% worth it? To help save the Earth we will be living in, as well as our future children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren? There are almost 200 nations that want to protect our future and our Earth, and all the Trump Administration seems to care about is money.

Sorry to get a little dark, but there won’t be any money when we all basically burn to ash because greenhouse gases are trapping too much of Earth’s heat and raising it to temperatures that are uninhabitable. I know this is a bit dramatic, because I don’t think we will burn to ash. That being said, we have no idea how bad these temperatures are going to get and I dont know if it’s just me, but I’d rather not wait and see.

https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-pulling-us-out-paris-climate-agreement-2019-10

https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2019/11/04/trump-administration-says-has-started-process-withdrawing-from-paris-climate-agreement/hueHLLaAUcuEVZHWJM6dyH/story.html

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  1. Sometimes I just sit back and think about how nice it would be deny climate change. No existential dread about my children’s lives or if I’ll even live to be 60. I can already see the change in seasons from when I was little compared to now. Spring used to exist. There were no 80 degree days at the beginning of October. We are starting to see climate change more and more each year. How can we say this is an “economic burden” when we have people living in this country that can literally afford to fit the bill?

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  2. Have you ever seen “Beatriz at Dinner”? I often think of the lives the super-wealthy lead that cause them to cling to their money. The comfort is not something we can comprehend. I feel like wealthy administrators think we are denying them a vacation to the south of France when we say we want to allot money towards stopping climate change. Funny enough, the French Riviera won’t exist if the earth keeps boiling up, so I don’t know why they can’t put 2 and 2 together. I am not sure if I can stay resigned any longer though, but the way that things are changing, I am unsure if any action will benefit us.

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