It’s been less than a week since Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, and major changes are already afoot.
The Blaze reported that Trump is currently looking for avenues to withdraw from a global climate change agreement. Trump and his transition team are allegedly looking for ways withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, the 2015 pact between 109 nations in which they planned to further curb greenhouse gas emission. The United States was one of the countries to sign the agreement, which became effective on November 4.
“It was reckless for the Paris agreement to enter into force before the election,” a Trump adviser told Reuters.
Trump’s team is trying to find a way for the U.S. to bypass the agreement’s withdrawal procedures, which would take four years. The advisor said they are considering sending a letter withdrawing from a 1992 Convention that is the parent treaty of the Paris Agreement, voiding U.S. involvement in both in a year’s time, or issuing a presidential order simply deleting the U.S. signature from the Paris accord.
A Moroccan official said that if the U.S. pulls out of the agreement, it wouldn’t kill the deal.
“If one party decides to withdraw that it doesn’t call the agreement into question,” said Moroccan Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar.
Trump has repeatedly said that he is not a believer in global warming or man-made climate change. What do you think about this? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.