Alexander C. Kaufman argues that, President Donald Trump does not believe in the Paris Climate Agreement. Him being President he has pulled the United States out of the agreement. Trump states "I am immediately work with Democratic leader either to negotiate the U.S. back into Paris or devise a new pact." With this decision U.S. and Syria are the only two countries to not be in the agreement. This hurts U.S. reputation because we were one of the main countries starting this agreement and since the U.S. has pulled out it is a big setback. Many people are pleading with Trump to come back into the deal but it doesn't look like he will budge.
Reid Frazier lets us know where former Vice President Al Gore(D) believes in the Paris Climate Agreement. He is against President Trump dropping out of the Paris Climate Agreement. He is working hard to prevent global warming. He has started a project about 10 years ago called Climate Reality Project which is a three day program that has trained 12,000 activists on the science of climate change and ways to communicate to the public global warming’s causes and potential solutions. He is teaching people how to take steps on their own to stop global warming. He is teaching people to influence their mayors and governors to be like Pittsburg and many other states who are staying in the Paris Climate Agreement and take steps to be more eco friendly. For example Pittsburg has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2030. He also has decorated professors and climate scientist speak at his conventions as well. Al Gore is an activist because he is inspiring local activists, politicians, and normal people to do something to prevent global warming.
Lisa Friedman tells us that Donald Trump has announced that the U.S. will leave the Paris Climate Agreement. This is a big setback for the agreement but Trump says he doing what he thinks is best for the country. This will be awkward because the Trump administration is sending people over to Germany for the United Nations climate change discussions.
Robert Reed says that the Chicago area’s publicly traded companies should expect to deal with more corporate boardroom drama, disruption and dysfunction than ever before. This is because companies are being asked where they stand on social issues and whatever side they take the companies will loose consumers either way. This means that executive officials of these big companies will have to choose a side and not everyone will have the same opinion so there will be drama.
Bjorn Lomborg states in an opinion based article that President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris accord prompted a resolute response from around the world. The Paris Agreement was always oversold and other leaders fail to see that. Leaders who have promised activist great change are not going to be able to keep there promises. The Paris Climate Agreement will not work.
Yann Aguila states that Donald Trump should not have withdrawn from the Paris agreement because it could mean isolation for the U.S. This could happen because almost every other country are working together and forming relationships while the U.S. is doing nothing. With no limits on global warming in the U.S. there could be a lot of pollution that comes with no limits. Finally most Americans are already in favor of the agreement. 400 American companies are pledging to participate in the climate agreement. This is good because it shows that people still care so even if Trump says one thing people aren't blindly following him.