Keep a cool head. Trump’s plan to leave the Paris climate change agreement would undermine America’s contribution to fighting climate change, holds Ishaan Tharoor of the Washington Post. The accord is the best effort to save the environment so far, creating an unprecedented framework for 195 countries to jointly reduce their greenhouse gasses. The US, one of the world’s largest polluters, would hamper the whole movement against climate change by pulling out. It should lead the fight against climate change by setting an example. If Trump does pull out, his decision will cause the environment to deteriorate even further.
Make actual change again. Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Agreement would reject symbolic change in favor of real change, writes Jake Novak of CNBC. The Paris climate deal is highly flawed in its attempt to combat climate change because it has no way of enforcing its guidelines. Following them would put the US at a competitive and economic disadvantage because there is no guarantee that other countries will follow suit. This way, the US would be able to pursue its own climate change policies that would be far more effective and conducive to its economy. The Paris Agreement’s self-congratulatory nature while not enforcing any obligations makes it useless.