Trump’s comments about climate change being a Chinese hoax are arguably some of his most infamous and ludicrous. Sadly, despite the fact that he’s taken every possible position on everything ever, there are two things he seems consistent on – placing an anti-abortion judge on the Supreme Court, and actively destroying the environment.
John Kerry, the current US Secretary of State, was one of the key negotiators for the Paris agreement. He clearly has a very personal attachment to it, as he brought his granddaughter to the signing ceremony at the UN last year. Now all that work is threatened by Trump.
Speaking in Morocco this week, Kerry said that market forces and the support of the majority of Americans have made a low-carbon future a certainty. Fighting against this tide would amount to nothing less than a profound act of self-destruction.
"We literally can't use one hand to pat ourselves on the back for what we have done to take steps to address climate change, and then turn around and use the other hand to write a big fat check enabling the widespread development of the dirtiest source of fuel in an outdated way, it just doesn't make sense,” he said, as reported by BBC News.
“That's suicide, and that's how we all lose this fight.”
Kerry signs the Paris agreement as his granddaughter looks on. a katz/Shutterstock