2017 Climate Action in the US

During the Cop 22, taking place in Marrakesh, it has been said that the year 2016 is “very likely” to be the hottest year in history. Indeed, the global temperature will be 1.2 °C higher than temperatures for pre-industrial earth, which comes really close to the 1.5 limit that the Cop 21 in Paris established.

    Moreover, Trump’s election doesn’t make things better. The next president of the United States clearly stated during his campaign that he defended fossils energy and didn’t want to get involved with any ecological programs. Being stubborn and selfish, Donald Trump believes that “the concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.” His point of view on climate change is very clear; he doesn’t believe in it. However, his program and decisions are quite uncertain and the world is still waiting to discover it, as Jonh Kerry pointed out: “I can’t stand here and speculate about what policies our President-elect will pursue,” said Kerry, speaking at the COP22 U.N. climate conference. “In the time I’ve spent in public life, one of the things I’ve learned is that some issues look a bit different when you’re actually in office compared to when you’re on the campaign trail.”

by Hugo B.