Donald Trump Exaggerated Paris Agreement's Negative Impact on US Economy

Type: ExaggerationsJun 01 2017 Severity:

During Trump's speech to withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, he paints the picture of the Paris Agreement being a harsh economy killer for the US energy sector, mainly 'clean' coal. The fact is the Paris Agreement is not binding, and is just a guideline to reduce the world's climate impact, country by country. Also many in the coal industry have lobbied in favor of the agreement.

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