In this article by Barack Obama, he tells us why he thinks we should act on climate change now and why it is such a big issue in the world right now. Barack starts off by emphasizing the importance he put on climate change during his presidency. He says that every country, no matter their circumstances, will be in some way affected by climate change and there is no way to stop that. Barack later says that even if every country in the world put their brakes on and faced climate change straight on by reducing their emissions by a catastrophic amount we would still be affected by climate change for many years to come. He also says that a lot of people don't recognize this but agriculture is being strongly affected by climate change and having a steady source of food is something he thinks will be even harder to get in the future. Barack says we can make a solution to the lack of food by making more efficient ways of growing crops and wasting way less food. He also later says that food production is a big factor in greenhouse gas emissions and that many people aren't familiar with this topic and that is why we need to continue to educate people on global warming and the things that affect it. Obama later explains that climate change is a "luxury" to worry about and people won't worry about the issue until they know their family is going to get fed and have everything they need. This is the problem for impoverished places and families because they have to do anything they can to provide for their families and they don't take into account the negative impact they are putting on the environment. He says the solution to this small problem is to start making people work less so that we can spread the work around more for people who don't have jobs. He also states that we need to continue to educate our young minds on the topic of climate change because of children's ability to use their creativity and ingenuity to solve hard problems. To end the article, Obama says that in this world today if you are trying to solve a problem and trying to get the attention of a major company or the government that you need a concrete plan to present to them once you get their attention. You need to create a strong, creative, and powerful message to get people intrigued in your idea and to get them on your side.
This article by Nic Robertson is about Obama continuing to push his initiatives for global warming and food shortage even after he is out of office. Even after Obama got out of the spotlight of being president he continues to get back in the spotlight with all his campaigns about global warming and he and his wife's organization for getting food to people in need in struggling countries. Obama has continued to push his campaign for global warming as Donald Trump is getting rid of everything Obama implemented during his presidency. Obama is doing this because of his concern for the future of this world if we continue to go down this track and don't address the problem of global warming before it gets too big to where we can't control it. Obama is continuing to have meetings with other countries leaders about the issue of global warming to try and get them on his side and he continues to hope that the word can solve this issue on a big scale.
In this article by Han Chen, Jake Schmidt, and Brendan Guy they tell you why the Paris Agreement is good for the US. They argue that the US needs to stay in the agreement so that we can control global warming. They also say that one country cannot tackle the issue of climate change alone and countries need to work together to tackle climate change. The Paris Agreement they say also makes countries show transparency in the emissions and pollution they put out this year. If the US doesn't join the agreement they say, we can't ensure progress is made. Many Americans support this agreement and want the US to join it. The authors believe that renewable energy is the solution to the world's problem. The Paris Agreement is also pushing out a lot of new jobs in the renewable energy field and will help companies in clean technology to be innovative. They say that cities need to make their own actions against climate change and it will be even more effective. The agreement also helps the struggling countries being most negatively affected by climate change even though they aren't heavily contributing towards the issue. In the end, the authors say, the US will be benefitted by this agreement and it can only make the global warming issue better.
This article by Dana Varinsky, Dave Mosher, and Ariel Schwartz has five claims that Trump used to justify pulling out of the Paris agreement. Trump claimed that if we didn't pull out of the Paris Agreement the US would lose a lot of jobs in the future. One of the other claims Trump made was that the reduction in temperature was not worth it. He also said that the agreement would have a massive negative economic impact on the US. The US would also be at more of a risk for blackouts and burnouts of electricity if we went on with the agreement. Then Trump said that we would lose even more money to funding the "Green Climate Fund" if we went on with the agreement.
In this opinion based article, Nicolas Loris and Katie Tubb argue that Donald Trump was right to pull out of the Paris Agreement and support this with 4 reasons why. Their first reason is that the "Paris Agreement was costly and ineffective" and supported this by saying that we would be spending way too much money for little improvement. Their second reason is that "The agreement wasted taxpayer money" and supported this by saying the taxpayer money being used was being given to corrupt governments who were wasting the money. Their third reason is that "Withdrawal is a demonstration of leadership" and supported this by saying that it shows that the US is willing to resist diplomatic pressure. Their fourth and last reason is that "Withdrawal is good for American energy competitiveness" and supported this by saying the best thing for American energy companies is to innovate on its own without taxpayer money. In the end, Nicolas and Katie continue to support Trump's decision to pull out of the agreement.
This article by Justin Worland says that Trump pulling out of the Paris Agreement is actually helping to lead to a stronger climate change plan. This claim is supported by saying that working with the US and Donald Trump would minimize the actions that the other countries would make because of Trump's unwillingness to take big steps to take action against global warming. This agreement also helped because now the US can continue to do its own thing about global warming on its own without the approval of the other countries but that also means the other countries can do their own thing without the US's approval. If Trump decided to not pull out of the Paris Agreement and continue to go with it many US citizens would believe that the US is helping with the problem, when they really are not.