EDITORIAL: Trump’s Wrong to Withdraw From Paris Climate Agreement

President Donald Trump speaks during a June 1 news conference at the White House Rose Garden to announce that he will withdraw the United States from the Paris climate deal.
President Donald Trump speaks during a June 1 news conference at the White House Rose Garden to announce that he will withdraw the United States from the Paris climate deal.

Donald Trump says he’s “fighting every day for the great people of our country. … I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.”

OK, we already knew that, Mister President.
Further, the writing is very clear on the wall — our 45th U.S. president seems determined no matter what to erase, delete, water down or simply destroy any evidence of the work completed by our 44th president, that “troublesome” Black man from Illinois, Barack Obama.

Isn’t it time we stop seeing partisan politics play out on a daily basis that negatively impacts not only the citizens of America but the world?

The truth remains, and not based on “alternative facts,” that the world has gotten warmer, that the rise of greenhouse gases has become indisputably evident, impacting the health of every man, woman and child around the planet.

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand the tenuous state of the world’s ecological system. Nor does it take much to realize that a commitment from all of the Earth’s leading nations is essential for reducing greenhouse gases, for ramping up recycling efforts, for going “green,” and the like.

But for some reason, our president doesn’t seem to think these issues matter.

Mr. President, we know that there will always be points on which some Americans will disagree given the decisions made by the White House. But on this one, the dissenting voices are so many that maybe you need to reconsider. After all, we have a planet to protect and future generations who deserve clean air and clean water.