Is Wyoming Fine With Trump Leaving Paris? [OPINION, POLL]
President Trump says renegotiating re-entry to the Paris Climate Change Accord is not a major priority, "If we can, great. If we can't, that's fine."
I think many Wyomingites are fine with that, but we'll take our own poll on it.
Under former President Obama, the U.S. agreed to reduce emissions to 26 to 28 percent of 2005 levels by 2025. Trump said that agreement disadvantaged the U.S. "to the exclusive benefit of other countries," and left us to absorb the cost.
Scientists say Earth is likely to reach more dangerous warming sooner as a result of this president's decision because America contributes so much to rising temperatures.
Actually, many Americans just don’t believe that. In fact, not even all scientists believe it. I wonder if those are just the only scientists the media gives any credibility. In the red states (Yes, like our Cowboy State), it is not so agreed (as it is widely reported) that America contributes the most to the world's environmental problems.
The White House started saying earlier in the week before the Paris meetings that other countries are contributors to rising climate, but they get punished less for it. It is my opinion no one should be surprised how that was just confirmed, and President Trump made a decision based on the breaking news that it is still, “A bad deal for America.”
Energy is vital to Wyoming, so I’m curious just what percentage agree that The President made the right call. If the rest of the world wants to be fairer and renegotiate – fine. If not – fine. Now to our poll …