Myriam Ait Malk
Myriam Ait Malk
Rabat – Donald Trump has recently stated that if elected as President of the U.S, he would break the COP 21 Paris Climate agreement and would not support the upcoming Marrakech Climate agreement.
U.S. Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump has captured American and international attention once again.
In a political ceremony held in Bismarck, North Dakota on May 26, the front-running U.S. Republican candidate declared that he would sever all American ties with the COP 21 Paris Climate Accord, as well as any upcoming global warming summit. He further explained that he would aim to end “all regulations on energy procedures.”
In his address to the North Dakotan audience, Trump said: “We have more natural gas than Russia, Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia combined. We have three times more coal than Russia. Our total untapped oil and gas reserves on federal lands equal an estimated 50 trillion dollars. Think of that. We’re loaded; we don’t even know it. We’re loaded. We had no idea how rich we were.”
Trump aims to establish what he calls “complete American energy independence” by putting an end to United States payments to U.N global warming initiatives.
Under the Paris Climate Agreement of the COP 21, a total of 195 countries have seen eye-to-eye when it comes to limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius in order to mitigate the damaging effects of climate change.
Donald Trump has been unrelentingly consistent when it comes to expressing his lack of belief in what he calls “man-made climate change.” According to Donald Trump’s Twitter posts, humans “have not played a major role in climate change”.
The Republican candidate has also called climate change a “hoax” or “a scheme.”
Laurent Fabius, former French foreign minister, told a London audience without directly referring to Trump, “think about the impact of the coming U.S presidential elections. If a climate change denier was to be elected, it would threaten dramatically global action against climate disruption.”
On the Democratic Party’s side, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders remain supportive of the Paris agreement, as opposed to Trump.