Paris Climate Control Conference Isolating US
President Donald Trump has made it abundantly clear that he doesn’t want to be involved in any conversation about climate change. When the original Paris deal was formed in 2015, Syria and Nicaragua were the only nations outside the deal. Nicaragua recently signed in October and Syrian Deputy Environment Minister Wadah Katmawi announced that they would like to be signed into the deal “as soon as possible.”
With these nations joining the Paris climate deal, it sends a cold message to the rest of the world and further isolates the US from the situation. Trump announced that the US would withdraw from the deal, but according to the established agreement that can’t officially happen until 2020. Trump’s reasoning for the withdraw is because he believes it’s his “solemn duty to protect America” and doesn’t feel that the current deal is doing the country any favors. He plans on pursuing a new deal that wouldn’t disadvantage US businesses.