Fact Check: Trump's Shaky Claims on Climate Accord
Now Playing: Ramifications of Trump Climate Move Meteorologist Kait Parker explains what ramifications the withdrawal of the Paris Climate agreement could have on this planet. Announcing that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate accord, President Donald Trump misplaced the blame for what ails the coal industry and laid a shaky factual foundation for his decision. A look at some of the claims in a Rose Garden speech and an accompanying fact sheet about the deal to curtail emissions responsible for global warming: White House: The Paris climate accord "would effectively decapitate our coal industry, which now supplies about one-third of our electric power." The Facts: The U.S. coal industry was in decline long before the Paris accord was signed in 2015. (MORE: Trump Pulls U.S. Trump: Claims "absolutely tremendous economic progress since Election Day," adding "more than a million private-sector jobs." Trump: "I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris."
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