| Diane -- |
This administration just made it official: They're withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. I don't have to tell you how devastating that is.
For the eight years I worked at the White House and the State Department under President Obama, we had a simple rule: When we made a promise as a nation -- one that nearly every other government in the world stood behind, one that was popular with both businesses and citizens, and one that safeguarded a prosperous future for our children -- we kept it.
This administration is taking the opposite path.
Any way you slice it, pulling out of Paris is the wrong move. It's bad for jobs, as clean energy jobs are growing 12 times faster than the overall economy. It's bad for our relationship with the rest of the world. It's bad for our health and safety, our national security, our air, and our water.
It's bad for our kids and our grandkids.
But here's the other thing I can promise you: This fight isn't over yet.
Thanks to Paris, united worldwide progress on climate change isn't theoretical anymore. Nearly every other country in the world is formally on board, with plans to make serious cuts in carbon pollution in the coming decades. So are businesses like Apple. Even oil companies like Exxon understand the importance of the Paris agreement and that climate change must be addressed.
So here's our chance to join them -- to make this a short, ugly bump on an otherwise long road of global cooperation and progress. To let the world know that, even if this administration doesn't yet recognize it, we as citizens won't go silent on climate change.
This is our moment. Stand with OFA today and join this team:
Former White House Communications Director
Former Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State
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