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February 24, 2018

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Posted: Thursday, June 8, 2017 12:00 am

Trump has taken the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Agreement. What a reckless step backwards! But not surprising from someone who heedlessly rejects the worldwide scientific consensus that human-caused global warming is real threat to humanity.

Trump cites dubious economic figures to justify his decision. His enumeration of future economic costs from Paris Accord restrictions is based on a coal-industry commissioned study. The economic costs of not tackling climate change weren’t mentioned, nor were the economic benefits of developing renewal energy technology.

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