I see no reason whatsoever Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement other than apparent spite for President Obama or using the “Climate hoax” conspiracy theory to rally his base, or both. I’ve read the agreement, and, unless I missed something, I see nothing wrong with it. It does not single out the United States and make it unfair at all in my opinion, and the idea that the United States would NOT commit with other nations to cutting greenhouse gases is completely ludicrous.
To agree with other nations is a good thing, not a bad thing. There is a balance in that, of course. Too much agreement where individual citizens become un-individualized is overreaching, but the Paris Agreement does not at all affect the sovereignty of the United States as I see it. It doesn’t put any heavy burdens on the United States at all. Honestly, I’m still scratching my head on that one, which makes me tend toward this being more an act of spite against President Obama and opportunism for his base of supporters, which is a terrible way to lead a country. If I were to declare my candidacy and win the election, this would be a top priority to look into, with expert advice, and likely reverse Trump’s decision to pull out. It really makes no sense at all. I think that is why so many around the world were scratching their heads in bewilderment. I would also encourage this direction to be written into law by Congress so another President who acts in the sporadic behavior like Trump can’t undo it.
The above section is written in the form of an assumption that on some future date, I will have declared a candidacy for President and will have won the 2020 election. I have not declared any candidacy for President yet.