The criticism of US President Donald Trump’s climate policy is growing with every second. The latest to jump into the fray is former United Nation’s Secretary General Ban Ki-moon who has said without mincing any words that President Donald Trump was ‘standing on the wrong side of history.’
He said: “I am deeply concerned about what President Trump of (the) United States has declared that the US is withdrawing from this Paris agreement. I have been speaking out that his vision is politically short-sighted, and economically irresponsible and scientifically wrong. So he is standing on the wrong side of history.”
His comments come against the backdrop of the United States deciding to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement. As many as 195 countries have already joined the Paris climate agreement, which was formalized in 2015. The climate treaty had proposed measures to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the context of climate change and global warming. The treaty is aimed at bringing countries together in order to stop global temperatures from rising by over two degrees over the next half century. In spite of all the research and the growing chorus, US President Donald Trump sticks to his decision to take America out of the Paris Agreement. He contends that the Paris treaty has put the USA at a disadvantage as compared to other countries.
Ban has also talked about the current “lack of commitment” to an international spirit in his direct criticism of President Donald Trump.
“A lack of leaders’ global vision that we are living in a very tightly-interconnected small world, and that whatever is happening in this country may affect the neighboring countries and even all around the world,” he said.
Nicaragua has become the latest country in the world to sign up for the Paris Climate Agreement. Now, Syria and USA are the only countries outside the ambit of the global treaty. President Daniel Ortega’s government has said the Paris Climate Pact was “the only international instrument that offers conditions to face global warming and its effects.”
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