The Weather Channel epically trolls Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord
Yesterday, President Trump announced that he will be withdrawing the U.S. from a historic agreement that aims to save the planet from the effects of global warming. The Paris climate accord is the biggest step the world has ever taken to try to curb the effects of global warming.
Climate change is real, no matter how many Republicans claim it isn’t so they can pacify lobbyists and corporations that do not want to spend the money to reduce their carbon footprint. People are pissed about this move. Even The Weather Channel thinks Trump is shortsighted jerk.
Trump managed to piss off The Weather Channel. Let that sink in for a minute.
This was The Weather Channel’s homepage yesterday, after the news of Trump’s decision.
“Trump Pulls U.S. Out of Paris Climate Agreement; What That Means,” read the banner on the homepage. Beneath it, these gems:
Sad Day: Global Reaction to Trump’s Decision
Still Don’t Care? Proof You Should.
… and More Proof…
… and Even More Proof…
… Or the Imminent Collapse of a Key Ice…
… Or Antarctica Turning Green…
… Or California’s Coast Disappearing Into The Sea.
Climate change “is real and backed by science and is happening now,” Neil Katz, the Weather Channel’s senior vice president told The Washington Post. “We wanted to make that point very clear.”
In 2015, 196 nations made a pact to cut down on climate change emissions, expand use of green energy sources, and try to curb the rise of global temperatures. Basically, they all agreed that climate change is real, happening, and needs to be dealt with now. And Donald Trump just made good on his ridiculous campaign promise to put money and corporate interests first, and the earth last.
“In order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord but begin negotiations to re-enter either the Paris accord or an entirely new transaction on terms that are fair to the United States,” the president said. “We are getting out. But we will start to negotiate, and we will see if we can make a deal that’s fair. And if we can, that’s great.”
“In recent days, Mr. Trump withstood withering criticism from European counterparts who accused him of shirking America’s role as a global leader and America’s responsibility as the world’s second largest emitter of planet-warming greenhouse gasses,” The New York Times reports. “And he shrugged aside pleas from executives of the United States’ largest companies, who said the decision will damage the environment and hamper their efforts to compete around the world.”
Trump has agreed to stick to the withdrawal process laid out in the Paris agreement. “That could take nearly four years to complete, meaning a final decision would be up to the American voters in the next presidential election.”