Thursday, April 27, 2017

Republicans are rethinking their disdain for the Paris accord – creating a political headache for Trump

Supporters of Donald Trump worried he has lost his appetite for poking the establishment would probably be reassured if he were to make good on his promise to swiftly kick to the curb the Paris agreement on climate change.
A demonstration takes place as the 21st Conference
of the Parties concludes in Paris in December 2015. 
But the promise to snub Paris is fast becoming a political albatross for the president.
As Trump meets with top advisors Thursday to weigh what purpose a U.S. withdrawal from the agreement would serve, he is under intensifying pressure from his allies to keep it intact. And it is not just coming from his climate-anxious daughter, Ivanka. 

The White House is getting an unexpected earful on the matter from a broad spectrum of voices on the right, including some prominent skeptics of global warming science.


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