A Welcome Response to Paris Climate Deal Withdrawal

Donald Trump announced last week that the US would be withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate change treaty. This is consistent with his campaign promise to do so, and his vision of “America first.” And although this positive action (on behalf of a normally awful federal government) was only a drop in the bucket, it was a welcome development to those who saw the Paris accords a lop-sided, mostly affecting the America’s ability to compete globally, and costing us a lot. After all, why should we send money to an international government coalition, footing a disproportionate amount of the bill for something that will challenge aspects of the American economy? Why not just take our marbles and go home? What’s interesting about this international brouhaha are the various reactions from the different interested parties.

Readers won’t likely be surprised that the TNM has no official position on climate change. ...

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