Fresh Energy Statement: Minnesota will act on climate even as the President leaves global joint work

“Minnesota stands with We Are Still In—ten states including Minnesota, together with thousands of cities and towns, businesses, cultural institutions, universities and colleges, health organizations, and leaders of faith, aiming together to defeat the climate emergency despite the cavalier disinterest of President Trump,” said J. Drake Hamilton, science policy director of Fresh Energy.

In December, Hamilton will travel to Madrid, Spain, to participate in the twenty-fifth annual climate summit of nearly 200 world leaders. Over 20,000 people will be welcomed to Spain. Their goal is to accelerate joint climate action in all nations to meet the reductions of greenhouse gas emissions needed to avoid the worst damages of climate change.

On November 4, President Trump delivered on his intention since 2017, to begin the process of removing the United States from the 2015 Paris Agreement among almost 200 nations to try to limit global warming to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius. Fortunately, the determined, resolute, and indefatigable climate movement of Americans in all 50 states demonstrates the strong climate actions that are already at work and they are on short timelines to amplify United States actions that will match the needed emissions reductions.

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