Despite the Paris agreement, 3C is on track to warm up. People are already suffering from what they have done to disrupt the climate. And even more heating will cause more intense heat waves, cause a faster rise in sea level, which will flood major cities, and more extreme weather disasters that will weigh on the government`s response. The 32-part document sets out a framework for global action on climate change, including climate change mitigation and adaptation, support for developing countries and transparency of reporting, and strengthening climate change goals. Here`s what to do: there are also serious legal and constitutional issues. Foreign leaders in Europe, Asia and around the world should have no more to say about the U.S. economy than our own citizens and their elected representatives. That is why our withdrawal from the agreement is a reaffirmation of American sovereignty. (Applause) Our constitution is unique among all the nations of the world, and it is my supreme commitment and the greatest honor to protect them. And I will.
Before the Paris climate talks, President Obama`s negotiators wanted to make sure it would take time for the United States to come to terms with a change of direction. “Being officially outside is clearly damaging to the reputation of the United States,” said Andrew Light, a former senior climate official in the Obama administration. From a technical point of view, the Paris agreement does not require anything from the United States. In fact, it is not even a contract. It is a non-binding agreement between nations at all levels of wealth and responsibility for climate change to reduce national emissions. The signatories agree that accelerating the transition to a carbon-free economy will contribute to growth and innovation. A report by the New Climate Economy shows that the transition to a low-carbon economy could generate $26 trillion in growth and 65 million new jobs by 2030. On the other hand, the U.S. government`s national climate assessment released last year found that unchecked climate change could cost the United States hundreds of billions of dollars a year by the end of the century. According to the National Economic Research Associates, it would cost the U.S. economy $3 trillion and 6.5 million industrial jobs by 2040 if we met all of our commitments under the Paris climate agreement.