The U.S. president contends that the idea of global warming was created by and for China, with the aim of making U.S. industry less competitive.
Trump personifies the worst of the United States: the racists, the misogynists, the religious sects, the enemies of science and those who hold the art of politics in contempt.
The withdrawal ... reflects Washington’s open distrust of the way that organization works.
Trump has stated that global warming is a Chinese scam with the goal of harming Americans.
It is not to be hoped that Trump would understand history, nor is it reasonable to suppose that he would know his country is no longer an empire
'There is no doubt this is yet another good day for Vladimir Putin.'
Trump can indeed unravel existing and planned clean energy legislation, and that could mean it will not meet its emissions reductions commitments; but the rest of the world will look beyond this to the next presidency.