The press is missing the key point about Trump’s Climate failure.
We already knew Trump would never feel any need to meet the US goal under the totally non-binding Paris agreement. And staying in while ignoring it would have been just as destructive.
But Trump just handed us a new argument. He said,
“we will start to negotiate, and we will see if we can make a deal that’s fair. And if we can, that’s great.”
That totally flies in the face of R. Senator Inhofe and other neanderthals. Trump is admitting implicitly, but unmistakably, that we do need a global climate agreement — that climate change is real and dangerous enough to need a UN agreement including the US.
Let’s not make a terrible situation worse. The Environmental Defense Fund should have endorsed Clinton for God’s sake. Let not cut off our nose despite our face once again.
Use what we have even though it doesn’t not sound as anti-Trump as screeching that he just killed the entire planet. That convinces no one of anything. Instead, fight fire with fire, and use Trump’s words to hammer climate deniers.