Liberals and environmentalists on Twitter reacted angrily to the news that President Donald Trump would be pulling out of the Paris climate accords.
Former President Barack Obama signed the accords in 2016, pledging to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. But various outlets reported early in the week that Trump planned to withdraw from the international agreement.
Even before Trump officially made the announcement on Thursday, reactions ranged from angry to apocalyptic.
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) May 31, 2017
— Caroline Lucas (@CarolineLucas) May 31, 2017
Withdrawing from the Paris agreement would be a global embarrassment and a gross abdication of American leadership. https://t.co/xYhDMqBPRa
— Tom Perez (@TomPerez) May 31, 2017
The reason Trump is so torn about pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord is because 3 weeks ago he thought the Paris Accord was a car.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) June 1, 2017
Trump pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement reminds us that Fred Trump should've pulled out back in the mid-1940s.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) May 31, 2017
Climate change and widening inequality are intimately connected. Trump is telling the rest of the world he doesn't care about either. pic.twitter.com/AAAcPYdxVv
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) May 31, 2017
Billionaire environmentalist and Democratic donor Tom Steyer even said that Trump's actions were an act of war against the American people.
— Tom Steyer (@TomSteyer) May 29, 2017
When the White House made the decision official on Thursday, even more reactions flooded in.
With a withdrawal of the US from the Paris Climate Accord, Donald Trump graduates from a blight on this country to a pock on all humanity.
— Amanda Bell (@AmandaJuneBell) June 1, 2017
Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Rick Perry & Steve Bannon walk into a bar & the bar is the earth & it overheats & we all die.
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) June 1, 2017
As Pres. Trump quits Paris climate accord @FareedZakaria says "this is the day the United States resigned as the leader of the free world."
— Brianna Keilar (@brikeilarcnn) June 1, 2017
Dear planet, we're sorry. Please just hang on for three and a half more years and we'll fix this. We promise.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) June 1, 2017
Shame on those in Trump WH who know the science is real and Paris is our last best chance. There is no trade off that is worth this cruelty
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) June 1, 2017
— Trita Parsi (@tparsi) June 1, 2017
HuffPo right now: "TRUMP TO PLANET: DROP DEAD" pic.twitter.com/q2pSyy805h
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) June 1, 2017
Withdrawing from the Paris Accord devastates our economy, our planet, & our children. This isn't leadership. It's an insult to humanity. https://t.co/rEPXAbKVg9
— Tom Perez (@TomPerez) June 1, 2017