Oppose the US Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement

Politicians from both sides of the aisle have agreed that climate change is a growing global crisis that threatens the health, well-being, and security of every human being on the planet. The 2016 ratification of the Paris Agreement was an unprecedented global response to climate change. The Agreement's 143 signatories, including the United States, formally committed to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions to slow the pace of climate change. Despite the urgent need to address climate change, Scott Pruitt and other members of Trump's administration are now advocating for the United States to renege on our promises and either withdraw from the Agreement entirely or reduce our emissions targets. When the United States ratified the Agreement last October, President Obama remarked, "If we follow through on the commitments this agreement embodies, history will judge it as a turning point for our planet." Withdrawing from the Agreement would represent a very different kind of turning point--a moment when our nation refused to meet the pressing threat of climate change head-on, committing instead to protecting the interests of fossil fuel companies. "