“The problem of climate change, as it applies to climate change itself, is the biggest existential threat of our time,” Trump said in a speech at the Republican National Convention last month.
“If we do nothing about it, if we do not act now, we will pay the price.”
The next day, he tweeted, “There’s no other planet on Earth that has a future like ours.”
“A new hope” The president’s message is echoed by some of the same people who’ve spoken out against climate change.
In September, the Sierra Club released a report titled “A New Hope: How to Make the Climate Justice Movement Work.”
In January, a coalition of more than 100 climate organizations, businesses and advocacy groups issued a statement in support of the Paris Agreement.
“The Paris Agreement is a first step toward a sustainable and just future,” the statement read.
“We know the deal will not fix the climate crisis, and we will keep working to make that clear.”
And in February, a letter signed by more than 200 former officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Environmental Protection Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts and other organizations urged Trump to reject the Paris accord, saying the Paris deal “has not addressed the root causes of climate risk.”
But Trump has repeatedly said he is open to a new approach, which would include withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement and reducing emissions.
In April, he told reporters that he wanted to see what happens with the Paris agreement if he didn’t.
“There are going to be many things I will look at.
But I think you’re going to see a different result than you’ve seen over the last two years,” he said.
“But I want to see it.”
The president has also signaled that he wants to move quickly on the issue of climate.
In February, Trump told reporters he was looking into whether the U to “start some sort of negotiation,” and he said during a visit to the EPA in May that he’d be willing to discuss the Paris Climate Agreement.
On May 4, Trump and Vice President Mike Pence met with President Xi Jinping, who called climate change a “global threat,” and asked him to “rethink” the Paris Accord.
Trump and Xi agreed to hold a summit later that day in China.
A few days later, Trump announced that he was reversing course on the Paris pact.
“This is a time for a new direction.
This is a moment for us to be bolder and more bold,” Trump tweeted.
“I want to make sure that we’re not taking the United States back to a time when we were just as reckless as anybody else in the world.
I want us to start some sort, in my opinion, of a new way of getting people to get things done.”
And on May 18, the president tweeted, with no further details, that he’s open to “another round of negotiations.”
“We can’t just walk away,” Trump told Fox News in an interview on May 19.
“You have to do something.
You have to act.
You can’t be a hostage to somebody else.”
A White House official said on Monday that Trump will not be in the White House on Thursday to sign the new executive order.
“He’s been very clear about what he wants from the executive order,” the official said.
A White Hill spokesman on Monday confirmed to Fox News that Trump has signed the order, but declined to elaborate.
A senior administration official said that the president “wishes to be clear about the steps he’s taking on the climate issue.”
A new executive action Trump has announced is expected to have significant political ramifications.
The executive order, which is not expected to be published until Monday, would put a six-month moratorium on the EPA’s implementation of the 2015 Clean Power Plan, which aims to cut carbon emissions from the nation’s power plants.
That order also would suspend the Environmental Recovery Act, which allows states to clean up toxic wastewater spills, while also making it more difficult for EPA officials to enforce environmental regulations.
A federal appeals court will hear oral arguments in the case this month.
The EPA’s Clean Power plan was approved by the U,S.
Senate and signed into law by President Barack Obama in December 2016.
The plan, which sets emissions limits for power plants and seeks to reduce the use of coal, is one of the most controversial pieces of climate legislation in U.