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Why Trump Is Right to Reject the Paris Climate Agreement: New at Reason

Gage Skidmore / Flickr.comGage Skidmore / Flickr.comPresident Trump's pick to be the new secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, is not a fan of the Paris climate agreement, the treaty that claims it will slow global warning by reducing the world's carbon dioxide emissions. Politicians from most of the world's nations signed the deal, and President Obama said "we may see this as the moment that we finally decided to save our planet."

Trump wisely said he will pull America out of the deal. He called it a "massive redistribution of United States wealth to other countries." Unfortunately, observes John Stossel, Trump often reverses himself. That's why it's good that Pompeo opposes the Paris deal. Such treaties are State Department responsibilities. Pompeo is more likely to hold Trump to his word than his soon-to-be predecessor Rex Tillerson, who liked the agreement.

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