Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Deal is immoral and shortsighted. It puts billions of lives at risk for the sake of short term fossil fuel profits.
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194 other countries continue to support the Paris Deal, and many are doubling-down on their commitments. The agreement is the backbone of international climate action, and needs to be made much stronger, not weaker.
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Since the Paris Deal was signed, we’ve seen amazing steps forward for climate action:
Global carbon emissions stopped growing – The amount of carbon pumped into the atmosphere worldwide has stopped increasing without an economic recession for the first time since records started being kept.
Coal is collapsing – The number of planned coal plants worldwide is down by 2/3rds and India just cancelled 14GW worth of planned coal plants, and South Korea’s new government pledged to shut down existing plants and review plans for new ones.
Electric cars keep switching on – A new study by a researcher at Stanford University concluded that every new car, truck or bus sold in the year 2025 could be electric powered.
But we’ve also seen the worst impacts of climate change grow even greater:
2016 was the hottest year ever recorded. The previous record holders? 2015 and 2014. Climate change is speeding up.
Stronger storms. Extreme flooding has hit every continent, and record breaking storms have swept the Pacific. Shortly before Trump’s decision, a major storm took 200 lives in Sri Lanka in the worst flooding in decades.
Rising sea levels. A new study released just before Trump’s decision showed that ocean levels are rising 3 times faster this century than they were in the last — putting millions of homes and communities at risk.
The 350.org team inside Le Bourget kept us up to date on what was happening on the floor of the talks, and sent out calls to action at key moments. Although the final agreement was riddled with compromise, the people's movement refuses to compromise. We do not accept anything less than climate justice.
On the day the talks ended, 10,000 people were back in the streets of Paris to have the last word. They formed a red line with their bodies, with giant banners, and with 5,000 red tulips — a line representing both the victims of the climate crisis past and present, and our collective commitment to keep fighting for the things we love. Activists in Paris were echoed by thousands more around the world who gathered for solidarity events.