ACUERDO DE PARIS: A LOS CIUDADANOS DE ESTADOS UNIDOS AHORA, UN MENSAJE DE GLOBEL GREEN CROSS USA

El día de hoy, el Presidente Trump anunció su decisión de retirar dinero del Acuerdo Climático de Paris del 2015. Global Green cree que esta decisión es imprudente y mal pensada y rompe una promesa por un mejor medioambiente para los americanos y el resto del mundo. La decisión del Presidente ignora la real crisis del cambio climático que enfrenta el planeta entero. Global Green trabajó incansablemente por décadas abogando por las políticas de cambio climático, y al mismo tiempo dando soluciones y adaptándose a las adversidades incluyendo el Hurricane Katrina en New Orleans y el Hurricane Sandy en el noreste. Sin embargo, en vez de focalizar el interés en reducir los problemas del cambio climático e invertir en energía verde renovable el Presidente decidió centrarse en la reducción de los impuestos y apoyar la emisión de carbono y a las corporaciones petroleras,  ignorando las tendencias económicas en la creación de empleos verdes. Irónicamente, incluso algunas de las mayores compañías petroleras y sus antiguos líderes, incluyendo Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (ex CEO de Exxon/Mobile), recomendó recordar parte del acuerdo del Clima de Paris. El acuerdo de Paris fue un ejemplo de  liderazgo americano para determinar el futuro de nuestro planeta y la habilidad para que nosotros trabajemos colectivamente como humanidad para proteger nuestro mundo. La expulsión de Paris perjudica a USA mucho más que el propio acuerdo.

El resto del mundo continuará moviéndose por la causa, al igual que Global Green.

Tristemente, la decisión del Presidente Trump no solo puso a los americanos en mayor riesgo debido a los cambios climáticos relacionados a los eventos, particularmente aquellos en las costas y áreas rurales, esto también incrementó  la probabilidad de riesgos de salud adicionales para los niños y  the elderly who suffer from increasing respiratory illness directly related to climate change. Furthermore, beyond the borders of the U.S. as climate change impacts weather, water sources, and geopolitical boundaries, the prospects of additional regional conflict, resulting in refugees, on a more massive scale, will continue.

While the President has made his decision, those of us at Global Green who live in the State of California are heartened by our Governor and the mayors of our major cities, who have stated their commitment to adapt the standards of the Paris Accord whether the federal government participates or not. Our hope is that other states and cities will do the same and send a message to Washington, and the world, that despite the egregious decision made by President Trump, the American people, and the cities and states we live in will continue to fight this critical battle without the support of our national government and President.

There is no time to dwell on this decision. We are asking you to move forward with us in our fight against climate change and our efforts to provide resilient and adaptive solutions. Trump has made his move against climate change so we are asking for you to help us make our move against his decision. We’re rallying new local and national programs that show Washington that we want a greener America. Please join us in this important fight for the future of our planet, the citizens of the world, and future generations who are certain to suffer in the absence of specific steps to mitigate what 190+ countries have identified as a global problem.

The U.S. now joins just Syria and Nicaragua in not supporting the Paris accord. While we may lose our stature as a country in leading the effort to stop climate change, as citizens of the U.S. and the world, we refuse to accept this position in history. Our work will continue with YOUR support. This fight is not just in our hands and those of other NGO’s, it’s in your hands as well, and we need you now more than ever to fight back and lead the way in supporting efforts to address climate change.   Thank you in advance for joining us in this fight against the decision of the President of the United States, which once stood for taking the lead in advancing policies in support of the health and well-being of its citizens, but now has publically refuted efforts by the Global community to stop irreversible damage to the world….a world in which we used to lead by example, not by retreat.

Les McCabe

President and CEO, Global Green USA