By Rhiannon Child
US President Donald Trump has announce that America will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement until new terms are made that are “fair to the United States”.
This news has come as no surprise to people who have been following Trump during his presidency.
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said; “At this moment, when climate change is causing devastating harm around the world, we do not have the moral right to turn our back on the efforts to preserve this planet for the future generations.”
American’s make up roughly 5 per cent of the worlds population, however they use roughly 25 per cent of the worlds resources, creating enormous amounts of pollution every year which was reported by the Worldwatch Institute.
In a study done by the US environmental protection agency approximately 40 per cent of the lakes in America are too polluted for fishing, aquatic life or swimming.
Former President Barack Obama also spoke out about the decision saying that he believes that America should be at the front of the pack of this green movement.
“The nations that remain in the Paris agreement will be the nations that reap the benefits in jobs and industries created,” he said.
President Trump however said he was saving 2.7 million jobs, primarily in the manufacturing industry .
“As president, I can put no other consideration before the well-being of American citizens,” he said.
His dismantling of Obamacare, cuts to food stamps and now refusal to join the globe in reducing the worlds carbon footprint is an example of his commitment to the well-being of American citizens.