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The Paris Accord and 4 Reasons Why Trump Pulling Out Was a Catastrophic Mistake

Updated on July 2, 2017

The 2015 Paris Agreement.

On October 2015, almost 200 nations participated in the Paris Climate Accord. Our last President, Barack Obama even attended this event. The Agreement was to produce net zero carbon emissions by 2100. They talked about the 2-degree limit, and the effects that limit would have on our climate if we didn't stop our emissions.

The Obama Administration passed a law, and all but two countries agreed; Nicaragua and Syria. Even China, the world's biggest producer of Carbon Dioxide and Greenhouse gases, agreed to curb carbon dioxide emissions. That was then.

In Early June 2017, Donald Trump, our current president, decided to chicken out at the last minute and pull out of the Paris Accord. What does this mean? It means uncertainty for our planet, and it almost certainly means climate disasters are going to spike within the next couple of decades.

Carbon Dioxide Emissions by Country

CO2 Emissions by country. Notice how the US and China produce over one-third of all Carbon emissions?
CO2 Emissions by country. Notice how the US and China produce over one-third of all Carbon emissions?

U.S. Leaving the Paris Accord? No!

U.S. Leaves Paris Agreement

Top 10 Cities At Risk for Flooding.

1. More Than 40% of the Earth's population live within 60 miles of the coastline

You're probably wondering why I put this reason out there. It's because it's true. More than 40% of the world's population live within 60 miles of the coastline. Some of Donald Trump's famous buildings are on the coastlines of the world.

Every city, from Miami to New York, and from Anchorage to San Diego, will be underwater within 80 years. Parts of Florida will be under an inch of water every day of the week within the next few decades.

Tokyo is a coastal city. So is Dubai, and Dubai is a high-wealth megacity, like Shanghai and Hong Kong. Mumbai could sink below water level. Bangladesh is mostly at sea level. Even Sydney, Australia could find itself underwater by mid-century.

Places such as Jakarta, Singapore, parts of Borneo, parts of India and most of the coastlines of the United States, could be underwater before the end of the century.

Examples of Superstorms.

Superstorm Sandy.
Superstorm Sandy. | Source
The 1993 "Storm of the Century"
The 1993 "Storm of the Century" | Source

2. Climate Disasters Spiking

During the pre-Industrial period, there were no emissions of Carbon Dioxide or other Greenhouse gases, such as methane or CFCs (ozone-depleting substances). By the Industrial Revolution, however, we started warming up the planet. Now, the planet is more than 2.3 degrees Fahrenheit above that era's levels and quickly rising. Statistics showed that the US accounts for 21% of the Global Greenhouse emissions. I heard it on The Weather Channel one time. Climate disasters will spike within the next couple of decades.

Hurricanes will grow stronger because the ocean temperatures will warm up a lot, megafloods will occur more regularly, climate extremes (like snow in South Florida and Tornado Outbreaks west of the Rocky Mountains) will begin to happen, and Heat Waves and Cold Snaps will move to new locations.

We could see Category 5 Hurricanes, with top winds of over 200 mph and pressures of under 840 millibars, strike cities like Tampa, Miami, New Orleans, Houston, or Charleston. We also could see superstorms devastate the United States every year.

We could also see Hurricanes strike areas not used to those kinds of storms, like New York City, Los Angeles, or Seattle. We could see deadly coral bleaching, and that's already happening according to the latest report. The Great Barrier Reef, the most extensive Coral reef in the world, is dying because of climate change.

Healthy coral appears beautiful but dead coral appear black and white. Since 2008, coral bleaching has killed nearly 65% of the world's coral reefs. The other thing that's happening is that the Thermohaline system, the engine that runs all the currents, is slowing down.

From 2013 onwards, there's been a massive cold water abnormality Southeast of Greenland, meaning that in the next 10-15 years, British winter temperatures will be at least 40 degrees below last winter's temperatures.

Megadroughts will become a common occurrence throughout the Southwestern United States, average summertime temperatures in Phoenix will exceed 110 degrees by mid-century, and average summertime temperatures in the southern Greenlandic coast will reach the mid-70s by the latter half of the century.

3. An Uncertain Future in the Alternative Resources Industry

As scientists said before, the greatest source of energy we have out there is the sun. The sun provides all the power in the world. If we harnessed the power of the sun, it would solve all of our energy demands.

I hate to admit it, but I am not proud to live in the United States because Donald Trump decided to quit the Paris Accord. I am not proud to live in the United States because he is President. I am not proud to live in the United States because Trump continually refuses to listen to his people.

I posted an article on what would happen if he was president. Go to my profile page until you find it. For the most part, my predictions were 27% right. Getting back to the solar power topic, it is an alternative fuel, a renewable resource, and a cheaper way of paying your bills.

Nowadays, solar panels cost almost $5,000 per hundred square feet. Donald Trump likes to go back to coal, which is very bad. People have taken steps to trump Trump's ruling, and that's installing solar panels and converting food and waste products to electricity.

They've also got Electric and Solar-Powered Cars, which allow them to run under special conditions and run without gas. I've even heard that they're going to build a car from recyclable materials. It's possible. You just got to have a little faith in the power of renewables.

4. Donald Trump Is too Busy Worrying About Politics

If there's one thing I hate, it's politics. When it comes to the worst of the worst, it ranks among the top 2%, just squarely behind terrorism. If Trump had just listened to his security and his Republicans, then this would not be an issue, but now, with the abandonment of the Paris Accord, major chaos will ensue.

The first thing that will happen, and it has happened, is that there would be protests outside the major cities. The second thing that will happen, and has already happened on multiple occasions, is that the protests will get massively violent, as was the case in the days, weeks and months following Trump's victory over Clinton. I still believe the Russians influenced the election results, but I'm taking it with a grain of salt. Lastly, they will get to Capitol Hill and start killing government officials. I still believe a Trump assassination is likely within the next three years. If not, then there should be another amendment which should prevent Trump from being in power again in 2020.

What does politics have to do with the Paris Accord? It's quite simple. Currently, the US is not on the Paris Accord for one reason and one reason only, to inflate Trump's Ego. Trump loves money. The only reason why a billionaire like Trump could ever become president is the same reason why a jobber became WWE Champion, through politicking their way to the top. I'll make an article on that later. I read the report that Donald Trump said that he believed that global warming is a hoax purported by China. Now, we can say that it is not a hoax.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Donald Trump is a no good piece of garbage who should be expunged by the government from the presidential system for corporate espionage, obstruction of justice, mockery of the presidential system, and the expunging of so many of our essential governmental personnel. He destroyed our only chance at growing into a great country. Climate disasters will spike within the next few decades, and there's nothing we can do to stop it unless Trump gets impeached as president and we see Clinton get the job. When Clinton gets the job, I'll be much calmer about it. For now, it's only a pipe dream.

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      Erick Hernandez 5 months ago from Maintaining The Ivan Brand in Total Nonstop Ivan

      Yeah. Trump is a very unpopular person in the states as well. In fact, he fired several of Obama's staff. There are even talks of a new Medicare bill that will be passed in the states, replacing Obamacare. That's how bad Trump is.

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      Charles 5 months ago from Wales, UK

      As a UK resident I can tell you Trump is extraordinarily unpopular here. Our Prime Minister was seen to be too keen to be his buddy and it annoyed people. Then he delayed his state visit worried about the protests that would surround his visit. The state visit wasn't even mentioned in the Queen's speech a couple of days ago....

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      Erick Hernandez 5 months ago from Maintaining The Ivan Brand in Total Nonstop Ivan

      I'll counter your comment with a Question. How far have the mighty United States of America fallen? That is the question we all must answer today. Donald Trump is so sure that his New World Order will work so well that he's fired a lot of individuals. I'm not proud to be a United States citizen and will refuse to sing the Pledge of Allegiance under these circumstances. I hope Trump goes to jail.

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      Charles 5 months ago from Wales, UK

      Human being prefer to stumble into disaster with their eyes closed, head in the sand. I've read a great deal on this subject, and though there are different flavours to climate change denialists (e.g. yes there's change but it's not influenced by human activity), the flat out rejection of scientific data is really incredible (some even argue it's an Illuminati plan to create greater controls, others say it's a Russian invention, a plan to hamper US industry). I read a hilarious comment about Trump on youtube once, the video discussing the very high probability of exponentional climate change in the near future. The comment was this: "Omg, the president who will give the doom speech on TV is Donald Trump?! So the last thing we will hear transmitted over the airways will be poorly worded gibberish delivered by an orange retard."