Heat of the Moment How will Donald Trumps new ideas on global warming affect the united states role in global warming.


Greenhouse gases: Gas that is released into the environment that can cause the global temperature to increase.

Paris Agreement: An agreement between 195 countries to finance and deal with greenhouse emissions, starting in 2020.

Global Warming: Increase of the Earth’s temperature over a amount of time.

Emission: The production and release of gases into the Earth’s atmosphere.

Hoax: Something false/ tricked into believing.

Environment: The area in which someone or something lives

What is Global warming and do people believe in it?

Global warming is a major topic in the news today but just what is global warming? A general definition that is used to define global warming is, “the increase in the Earth’s average surface temperature due to the rising levels of greenhouse gases,” says NASA. One of the biggest issues with this is whether people believe that global warming is occurring or if it is fake. In fact, “94 percent of Americans believe our planet is warming” these results came from the Independent research firm, Kelton Global. But no matter how many people believe in global warming the government still has the biggest impact on what we do when it comes to global warming.

Does Trump believe global warming is caused by people?

Even though the majority of people think that global warming is real, the people that have the biggest effect on the action we take towards this issue may not think the same. President Donald Trump does not believe that global warming is real stating in a tweet on twitter that, “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.” Since Trump thinks that global warming is fake he has states that he will be taking away current ideas that were set to help fix climate change would be a major problem for our environment. In fact, a recent poll taken by Monmouth University states that, “Democrats (63 percent) are much more likely than Republicans (18 percent) to see climate change as a very serious issue.” Knowing the way that republicans think about climate change and how serious the issue is, how will this affect the newly signed Paris Agreement with a new president from the republican party.

What is the Paris agreement and why is Trump pulling the United States out?

The Paris Agreement is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that deals with the amount of greenhouse gases emitted into the world funding for this agreement starts in 2020. The goal for the Paris Agreement stated by the (UNFCCC) says, "stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropocentric interference with the climate system". Trump is taking the United States out of the Paris Agreement because he does not believe that global warming is real and that it a hoax. If fact, according to an independent research firm, Lux Research, estimates that “Trump’s proposed policies would increase U.S. carbon emissions by 16 percent this upswing amounts to 3.4 billion tons of carbon emissions from 2016 to 2024.” Now that Trump is going to pull the United States out of the Paris agreement then why is he also removing anything to do with global warming off the White house’s website.

Why did Trump get rid of the climate change section on the official white house website?

Trump is a very strongly against anything that is related to global warming, but why get rid of all of Obama’s work on the white house website. On of the biggest reasons why Trump removed the global warming section from the website is because he thinks that global warming is a Chinese hoax. In the past he has stated “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese.” Trump wants to eliminate policies that deal with climate change, reason being that it should increase the wages of american workers. In fact, “Lifting these restrictions will greatly help American workers, increasing wages by more than $30 billion over the next 7 years.” If Trump goes through with his plans and removes these policies how will this affect the world and the global climate.

How will Trumps decisions about climate change affect the global climate?

If Trump goes through with all of his plans to get rid of almost everything global warming for the United States how will this affect the world’s global climate. Trump getting rid of global warming policies could lead to a massive increase in global temperatures. In fact, the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) states that, “As the current path of global emissions increases, is projected to lead to more than 8°F warming by 2100, with a high-end possibility of more than 11°F.” If Trump does follow through and pull the United States out of the Paris agreement then we will continue to put more and more greenhouse gases into the earth raising global temperatures. Authors Jasmine C. Lee and Adam Pearce from the New York Times state that, “The United States is the second-largest greenhouse gas emitter, behind China. If America does not fulfill its pledge, the world may not be able to slow the increase in global temperatures.” Overall if President Trump does follow through with his ideas then this could lead to a major increase in the global temperature that the rest of the world might not be able to contain.

This video is important to this topic because it explains what happens if we don't do anything about climate change but also shows what we can do to fix this issue.

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