Putin defends Trump on Climate change – ‘Don’t worry, be happy’ [Video]

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June 3, 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

By Inessa Sinchougova 

President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement caused anger and anxiety across the world. But is there more than meet the eye? How many critics have actually read the agreement themselves – as President Putin rightfully points out? 

The agreement is a framework agreement with no particular obligations. There are no guidelines as to how resources should be spent, and the resources which the US ratified are quite substantial. 

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President Putin has said that not only must the agreement be more concrete before Russia ratifies it, but one must think about the many thousands or millions of people who will be left jobless should the production sector be radically modernised. 

So before jumping to harsh criticisms about Donald Trump’s decisions, it is imperative to consider what made him take such a step and what kind of agreement could serve in the Paris Agreement place in the future. 

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