Today news organizations are reporting that Donald Trump is pulling the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement. The rest of us, in every country, must be all-in on climate action.
This is the time for real leaders to stand up and take action to confront the climate crisis. We cannot settle for empty statements or the status quo. Half-measures are a suicide pact.
2016 was the hottest year ever, and a huge wakeup call. But 2017 is a fire alarm. If the world’s largest economy abandons climate action, we must all recommit to it — most of all, heads of state who control the future of international climate action.
We don’t have to convince Donald Trump to win this fight. In fact, just the opposite: we need to convince everyone who disagrees with him to increase their work to stop him. If you add your name to this declaration of support for the Paris Agreement and stronger climate action, we will deliver it to the White House to demonstrate your opposition to Trump’s decision today.
We, the organized people of the world, are in charge of our destiny — not greedy men with small agendas. We will continue to fight, and if we commit ourselves, we will win.