Wasserman Schultz Statement on President Trump's Decision to Pull out of the Paris Climate Accord

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Washington, DC, June 1, 2017 | comments
President Trump's reckless withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord banishes America to the political and scientific fringes of the international community, and relinquishes any leadership role that the United States could play in tackling what is arguably the most pressing global crisis of our time. It's a craven and calamitous retreat on so many fronts. Trump's decision ignores the consensus opinion of the scientific community that humans are contributing to climate change, and it disregards the vast majority of Americans who recognize global warming as a real threat that must be addressed now.
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(Sunrise, Fla.)  U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the 195-nation Paris Climate Accord:

“President Trump’s reckless withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord banishes America to the political and scientific fringes of the international community, and relinquishes any leadership role that the United States could play in tackling what is arguably the most pressing global crisis of our time.

It’s a craven and calamitous retreat on so many fronts. Trump’s decision ignores the consensus opinion of the scientific community that humans are contributing to climate change, and it disregards the vast majority of Americans who recognize global warming as a real threat that must be addressed now. This withdrawal also jeopardizes future generations’ ability to inhabit a healthy, safe and clean planet, and it alarmingly tells the marketplace that American policy will cling to Trump’s ignorant dirty energy policies.   

Coastal communities in my home state of Florida are already seeing a rise in sea levels, while drought, flooding, disease and famine are certain to become more severe as the effects of climate change take hold here and around the globe. Now is the time for Congress, state and local governments and the business community to take bold, decisive actions to slow down and mitigate the inevitable impacts of climate change. This President clearly lacks the common sense and courage to do so.”

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Contact: David.Damron@,mail.house.gov 202-906-0542

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