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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Obama reacts to Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement

Former US president, Barack Obama has issued a statement expressing his disappointment in Donald Trump for pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement.

Obama accused Trump of “rejecting the future” by pulling out of the Paris climate deal saying, 'this Administration joins a small handful of nations that reject the future.”

At the moment, 194 countries including Nigeria still remain in the agreement while US joins Syria and Nicaragua as one of the three countries not in the Paris climate agreement.  

Read the full statement from Obama below...
A year and a half ago, the world came together in Paris around the first-ever global agreement to set the world on a low-carbon course and protect the world we leave to our children.  
It was steady, principled American leadership on the world stage that made that achievement possible.  It was bold American ambition that encouraged dozens of other nations to set their sights higher as well.  And what made that leadership and ambition possible was America’s private innovation and public investment in growing industries like wind and solar – industries that created some of the fastest new streams of good-paying jobs in recent years, and contributed to the longest streak of job creation in our history.
Simply put, the private sector already chose a low-carbon future.  And for the nations that committed themselves to that future, the Paris Agreement opened the floodgates for businesses, scientists, and engineers to unleash high-tech, low-carbon investment and innovation on an unprecedented scale.  The nations that remain in the Paris Agreement will be the nations that reap the benefits in jobs and industries created.  
I believe the United States of America should be at the front of the pack.  But even in the absence of American leadership; even as this Administration joins a small handful of nations that reject the future; I’m confident that our states, cities, and businesses will step up and do even more to lead the way, and help protect for future generations the one planet we’ve got.

10 comments:

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Anonymous said...

He is and will always be President Obama. Don't get it twisted.

oriloye abiodun said...

I dunno what is going through Trumps mind..

This is the final comment..

Michael Stringz said...

Nice initiative from the world leaders. But apart from trump rejecting this scheme, I don't think Nigeria who is a participant is any way better by being a member whether it be our climate or industrial sector.

Anonymous said...

Your opinion doesn't count as facts.
Nigeria is doing all it can, within its means to address the nations dependency in fossil fuels and adapting to the demands of the ever changing world, even our emissions, as large a nation as we are, is incomparable to that of developed countries, in regards to energy wastage.

Do not insult our great nation, I'm attempts of defending Donald Trump, who cares nothing for the health of the coal miners who's health insurance he's taking away, mind less, that of the rest of the world or that of your mentally impoverished retarded existence.

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Anonymous said...

What is Nigeria doing there, do their president understand the meaning?

Don G said...

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Vivian Reginalds said...

nna leave dumb trump!
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