Media: We Are All Going to Die

• June 3, 2017 5:00 am


The media is warning that global catastrophe is imminent.

President Trump announced Thursday that the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord, a global agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions. The move drew strong rebukes not only from Democratic lawmakers, but also from Trump's predecessor.

"The Paris accord is a BAD deal for Americans, and the president's action today is keeping his campaign promise to put American workers first," said a White House memo to supporters explaining Trump's decision. "The accord was negotiated poorly by the Obama administration and signed out of desperation."

The Paris deal is an agreement that 195 nations signed, committing to develop their own plans to combat climate change. The United States pledged to cut its carbon emissions by 26-28 percent and provide $3 billion in aid to developing countries by 2020.

The media quickly sounded the alarm about the possible consequences of Trump withdrawing from the accord.

CNN showed a graphic that displayed the "science consequences" of Trump's actions. The graphic listed rising sea levels, deadlier heat waves, droughts and wildfires, and max extinction in the national world.

NBC had Princeton University professor Michael Oppenheimer discuss the possible effects of Trump's decision.

"That means record heat, more drought in some places, torrential rains and floods in other places, sea level rising drowning coastal areas, the world will be a mess," Oppenheimer said.

Late-night hosts also chimed in with their own dire predictions.

"Donald Trump might have doomed the planet," "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah said.