Friday, June 02, 2017

Predictable idiocy

Dana Nuccitelli in The Guardian puts it well…

"In an inexplicable abdication of any semblance of responsibility or leadership, Donald Trump has announced that he will begin the process to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate treaty, joining Nicaragua and Syria as the only world countries rejecting the agreement. It now seems inevitable that the history books will view Trump as America’s worst-ever president. Withdrawing from the Paris treaty is an important symbolic move, a middle finger to the rest of the world, and to future generations. America is by far the largest historical contributor to climate change. Ironically, on the heels of Trump’s claim that most NATO members aren’t paying their fair share to the organization, America has announced that we won’t do our fair share to curb the climate change threats that we are the most responsible for."

The Berliner Kurier is less nuanced in its response to the news which puts America not first, but essentially beyond the pale!

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