To kick off the month of June, President Donald Trump stuck a knife in what the mainstream media likes to label the “Obama legacy” by withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord, calling it “a massive redistribution of United States’ wealth to other countries.”
“It’s to give their country an economic edge over the United States. That’s not going to happen while I’m president. I’m sorry,” Trump explained to the press.
The withdraw means the United States will not take part in the voluntary actions each participating nation will take in order to lower greenhouse gas emissions for the sake of mitigating climate change. It also could divorce the U.S. from cooperating in highly controversial methods of battling climate change, such as geoengineering.
Geoengineering is defined as the deliberate large-scale manipulation of an environmental process that affects the earth’s climate, in an attempt to counteract the effects of global warming.
The most notable form of geoengineering is deflecting the sun’s energy in a process called Solar Radiation Management (SRM). SRM involves the redirection of solar radiation back toward the sun and away from the Earth’s surface by injecting sulfates and other microscopic particles into the atmosphere.
According to David A. Dana of The Conversation, Trump’s withdraw from the Paris Accord may have just hampered cooperative efforts of international states to advance the geoengineering of the planet.
While the withdrawal undoubtedly will impede efforts to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions – and very regrettably so – it may have a negative effect…Read More & View Video