Trump’s Climate Denial Will Millions of Cost Lives

 Albany, NY – In response to President Donald Trump’s announcement to pull out of the Paris climate deal, Karen Scharff, Executive Director of Citizen Action of New York, said:

 “Donald Trump’s decision to abruptly pull out of the Paris climate deal is an unprecedented step backward in the fight for climate justice and will cost millions of lives. The only reason to withdraw from the accord is to appease corporate CEOs who want more profit no matter how much our families and communities suffer. Climate change isn’t some theory that people are still debating. It’s real, and it’s impacting New Yorkers and people all around the world. Trump’s disastrous decision means leaders in New York State need to act right now. The New York State Assembly has already passed the Climate and Community Protection Act, a bill that addresses climate change while building equity for regular New Yorkers. The time has come for the New York State Senate and Governor Cuomo to follow suit and push this bill to the finish line.



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