Thursday, June 01, 2017
TKC MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER ON PREZ TRUMP PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT PULLOUT: AN ACT OF INEXPERIENCED IGNORANCE!!!
Across the world and in Kansas City the top news for tonight is a French-y debate for the fate of the planet . . .
CNN: Trump on Paris accord: 'We're getting out'
Of course, this decision has inspired social media outrage and an even split along partisan lines . .
Closer to home, the top elected official in Kansas City shares his outrage in no uncertain terms.
Congressman Cleaver Releases Statement Regarding Paris Climate Agreement
(Kansas City, MO) – Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II released the following statement regarding President Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Climate Agreement.
“A withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement is short-sighted and a dangerous nod to the National Flat Earth Agency and others who refuse to accept the science that has been embraced by every nation on the planet except war-torn Syria and dictator-driven Nicaragua.
Staying in the Paris Climate Agreement is an opportunity for the U.S. to reaffirm its global leadership and the best way to hold India, China, and other nations accountable on taking real actions to combat pollution. Regardless of what President Trump does, American cities, states, and businesses are embracing real climate solutions and providing new U.S. innovations and jobs.
Pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement will not stop the global momentum towards a clean energy economy, it will only put America at an economic disadvantage. The U.S. would be leaving the 200 other nations in the Agreement to join the only two countries in the world who have not signed – Syria and Nicaragua. This is not the diplomatic, economic, or moral position we want. Tragically, this presidential decision is an act of inexperienced ignorance.”
Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II, (MO-05)
In lesser news, Kansas City is signing a non-binding Paris Climate Agreement Pact that doesn't really mean anything thanks to Mayor Sly.
And so . . .
While we don't want to pretend to play scientist regarding the merits of international agreements. What's clear is that critics of the President believe that they're fighting to save the world while supporters value jobs over long term consequences that many believe are overstated and/or don't exist.
Meanwhile, scientists overwhelmingly confirm the stark realtiy of global climate change but have yet to provide conclusive evidence on how this should impact our gas guzzlers, wasteful lifestyles, littering or which politico deserves votes.
You decide . . .