Colleen Earp's blog

With or Without Paris Accord, It's Up to Each of Us to Resist Climate Change

Trump's move to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement was perhaps not surprisingly, but certainly disappointing for many. The "America First" rhetoric used in defending this decision selfishly ignores the fact that we share one atmosphere and one interconnected water system with the entire world. "I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris," stated Trump in his announcement of the withdrawal-- to which the mayor of Pittsburgh quickly responded by promising to participate in the Paris accord anyway, along with the mayors of over 180 other U.S. cities.