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Trump Pulls Out of the Paris Climate Accord - Global Justice NowResponse

LONDON - Responding to reports that President Trump was pulling out of the Paris climate accord, Nick Dearden the director of Global Justice Now said:

"Amidst the series of ill-informed and autocratic policies that Trump has enacted since coming to power, his decision to pull out of the Paris accord stands out as the one that will have the most long-term and disastrous consequences for the world.  Despite the US having been responsible for a massively disproportionate share of historic greenhouse gas emissions, it is now washing its hands of the situation while billions of the world’s most vulnerable peoples will face the fatal consequences of rising sea levels, drought, desertification and failing crops.

"At such a critical juncture in the international fight against the worst impacts of the climate crisis, global leaders should be refusing to enter into trade negotiations with the US as a proportionate response to this supremely reckless act of climate vandalism."

A protest has been called at 5.30 on Thursday 1 June at the US Embassy in London

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