Photo, above: Al Gore, somewhere in the Arctic Circle with a flamethrower attempting to melt the polar ice cap
Somewhere Al Gore and Barack Hussein are crying like babies.
President Trump is expected to pull out the U.S. from the Paris climate accord, according to multiple reports, including The Washington Times.
The exit would deal a major blow to President Obama’s climate change legacy.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
Mr. Trump made the decision, which was first reported by Axios, after carefully considering his options while meeting with Group of Seven leaders last week in Sicily.
The details of how the U.S. will withdraw from the agreement are still in the works and is being led by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. A full, formal withdrawal could take up to three years.
Mr. Trump had been a critic of the agreement, which required the nearly 200 countries involved to dramatically cut carbon emissions by 2025. During the campaign, Mr. Trump called climate change a “hoax.”
He had delayed his decision on the matter, however, until after the G7 meeting.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had raised hopes among environmentalists that Mr. Trump would remain part of the accord when he said the president had “evolved” on the issue.
Republican Senators, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, had urged Mr. Trump to pull out of the deal that was tinted in Paris in 2015.
Sen. Mike Lee, who advocated for a full withdrawal from the climate agreement, said that binding the U.S. to an international agreement was a bad idea because other countries will not uphold their end of the agreement.
“When the United States commits to something it abides by the rule of law. When other countries do the same it doesn’t necessarily have the same effect,” said the Utah Republican on MSNBC.