Donald Trump has been speaking out about the Paris climate agreement again, at a conservative conference. His remarks seem to be off-the-cuff comments rather than a scripted speech. In other words, what he says is a bit garbled. But his main point is that the Paris agreement made a distinction between what is expected of developed and developing countries.
“We knocked out the Paris Climate Accord, would’ve been a disaster … would’ve been a disaster for our country” (applause and cheers, shouts of ‘USA, USA’).
“China, their agreement didn’t kick in until 2030.”
“They called India a developing nation, they called China a developing nation but the United States, we’re developed, we can pay.”
The attacks began immediately of course. Supposedly award-winning journalist Timothy Cama claimed that the Paris agreement didn’t distinguish between developed and developing countries. In fact it mentions developing countries 43 times, (“recognizing that peaking will take longer for developing country Parties” etc).