In a move that created headlines worldwide, President Donald Trump chose to pull the United States out of the 2015 climate agreement signed by nearly all the world’s nations. Trump expressed interest in a new agreement, as long it would be one he deems as “fair to the United States, its businesses, its workers, its people, its taxpayers.” In his decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris Agreement, Trump argued that the Agreement’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is a poor economic deal for the United States. Many of his supporters are skeptical about climate change science, and believe that complying with the climate agreement would cause more oil and coal jobs to be lost than could be gained in the clean energy sector (wind, solar, geothermal, etc.). But what else is at stake, aside from sectors of the energy industry?
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