Basically The Whole Planet Is Freaking Out Over Trump’s Climate Deal BS

World leaders have reacted to U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull his nation out of the Paris climate agreement, and uh, look, it hasn’t exactly been the most popular decision he’s ever made. 

Freshly-minted French President (and noted hand-squisher) Emmanuel Macron took the significant step of calling Trump out in English.

A spokesperson for German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed exactly how miffed she is.

Similar sentiments were shared north of the U.S. border.

While Mexico reaffirmed its commitment to the accord.

A harsh assessment was delivered from PM of Belgium. 

And from the PM of Sweden. 

And from the PM of The Netherlands, which has already spent a huge proportion of its time clawing land back from the sea. 


Same goes in neighbouring Denmark.

And in Scotland.

UK PM Theresa May “expressed her disappointment with the decision and stressed that the UK remained committed to the Paris Agreement” directly to Trump. Jeremy Corbyn, her opponent in the upcoming election, also had his say.

President Hilda Heine
of the low-lying Marshall Islands – which are already facing an existential crisis due to rising sea levels – issued an emotional statement. She says “our children and their children deserve not only to survive, they deserve to thrive.”

While Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping are yet to issue a statement to Trump’s call, both have previously affirmed their commitment to the Paris agreement. That’s huge, as their growing economies will largely be shaped by the deal’s emission-curbing measures. 

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull hasn’t said squat, though. Curious. Labor leader Bill Shorten and Greens chief Richard di Natale have criticised the move, though.
Elsewhere, massive players who’d usually stay out of the spotlight have been moved to comment, based on the magnitude of the decision. Take, for example, Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of nightmarishly huge investment firm Goldman Sachs, who devoted his first-ever Tweet to the issue.

Blankfein joins industry leaders in the energy, manufacturing, and technology sectors who’ve also criticised Trump’s plan.

Read: the rest of the planet knows Trump just fucked up. Bigly. And this one could seriously make things so, so much worse for everyone on this dumb, incredible planet.

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