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President Trump has claimed that human-caused climate change is a hoax. He has said he would dismantle President Obama’s signature. The Clean Power Plan was created to cut carbon emissions from power plants. How will this decision impact renewable energy companies? Will it hinder the implementation of alternative renewable energy sources? What other possible solutions could be included to slow down global warming?

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Thola El-Rezky | Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

we must support every step that wants to reduce global warming

Matteo Mattei | Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

How the world will be affected is difficult to say, but I think that Trump's choice will harm the USA a lot: for starters he claims that by retreating from the agreement he can revive the coal industry and generate new jobs. The coal industry was already declining before the Paris agreement though and since renewables are exploding right now focusing on them has a guaranteed of generating tens of thousands of workplaces, that not only will be much much more than those that can be created by helping coal, but they could also be used to employ the previously unemployed miners that Trump claims to care about.
Second he says that the Paris agreement would force his country to pay for the development of poorer nations and that these poorer nations are not forced to switched right away to renewables. This is simply false, the agreement isn't legally binding, also nations like China, that is still considered a developing country and so not compelled to switch to green alternatives, are already doing a great deal about this.

In conclusion, if the USA continue along the path that Trump follows, in some decades they won't be able to compete with other countries in the energy industry, and so their economy will suffer a lot from this.

T- Studio | Posted 1 year, 3 months ago

Donald Trump has a lot of things to say about global warming. He's called it an urgent problem, and he's called it a hoax. He's claimed it's a scam invented by the Chinese, and he's denied that he ever said that. He's promised to "cancel" the historic Paris climate agreement, and he's said he still has an "open mind" on the matter.

Randy Palmer | Posted 1 year, 3 months ago

Is their really any good answer to this? As Americans, I always thought we should lead. However with the economy we have and the debt, I guess how long we can lead is in question.

For a decade now we have heard about alternative energy, however truly how far are we along? That could be for many of reasons, but let's be truthful we are no closer to a affordable alternative.

As I have gotten older though, I am beginning to see the point that George. I want to be leaders, however the country comes first. We don't get back what we spend, and again eventually this debt will come into play.

Charles Anik | Posted 1 year, 3 months ago

Of course all the countries around the world will blame us. We are the biggest country around and most successful.I agree with Donald Trump we spend trillions on Global warming yet save about 0.17 a year it is bad value for money.This money mainly goes to the men at the top.In my opinion, Global warming will not become relevant for many decades and there are far more urgent problems including leftwing attitudes towards Islamic terrorism.

Mehdi Benameur | Posted 1 year, 3 months ago

At the start of his announcement on the climate deal, Mr Trump was at pains to point out the "tremendous" progress the US economy has made since his election in November – as well as the progress he had made on trade deals with partners around the world.

He blamed the "tough trade practices" that other countries employed during the Obama administration for the US losing trillions of dollars, but did not present any evidence of it.

david | Posted 1 year, 3 months ago

I agree with Donald Trump we spend trillions on Global warming yet save about 0.17 a year it is bad value for money.This money mainly goes to the men at the top.In my opinion, Global warming will not become relevant for many decades and there are far more urgent problems including leftwing attitudes towards Islamic terrorism.

Ethan Clime | Posted 1 year, 3 months ago

Luckily, the renewable energy industry is booming and creating jobs and is now cheaper than coal. It's inevitable this industry takes over regardless of government intervention. The only way this will slow down is if Trump subsidizes coal and oil. He's all about bringing jobs, so hopefully he won't make that decision

George Wagner | Posted 1 year, 3 months ago

Of course all the countries around the world will blame us. We are the biggest country around and most successful. We need to take care of our country if we are going to be successful in the future. The others can't bale us out of anything we need to do what is necessary to take care our our country and our people, then we can assist other countries.

Giga Tatanashvili | Posted 1 year, 3 months ago

EU, China, the USA, India should work together in order to prevent global warming.

Alex Bojinov | Posted 1 year, 3 months ago

At the very least this is an extremely bad example for the remaining countries which still are part of the Agreement. This Agreement did not include any penalties for not following the required tactics for lowering CO2 emissions. It looks like a stunt to me.

Large corporations have spoken against this decisions and in our times these institutions are sometimes more rich and powerful than countries around the world. This is when individual organizations need to stand out and actually do something against.