Paris Agreement on Climate Change: Pence Says Trump 'Fighting for American Jobs'

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A day following President Donald Trump's announcement that the United States will pull its support of the Paris climate agreement, Vice President Mike Pence lauded his boss's decision as "refreshing". Climate change is a crisis that almost every country on the planet agreed to address together.

"We've demonstrated real leadership, we've demonstrated real progress, but for some reason, this issue of climate change has emerged as a paramount issue for the left - in this country and around the world", Pence said.

Almost all climate scientists agree that the climate is changing at a rapid pace and failure to mitigate that would have disastrous consequences for hundreds of millions of people.

Pence spoke to Fox News' Sean Hannity hours after Trump announced the US was "getting out" of the deal, which the president described as "very unfair at the highest level to the United States". The far-right vice president realizes that some people - here and around the world - take this issue seriously, but he apparently has no idea why.

Environmental activists, major corporations and world leaders were outraged when Trump announced on Thursday that the USA would withdraw from the historic accord.

J.K. Rowling has weighed in once again on the Trump administration, this time taking Vice President Mike Pence to task over comments he made about climate change only being an issue for the "left".

A 2013 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found human activity had driven the earth's average surface temperature up 0.8 degrees Celsius over the last century. And if the world fails to act on climate change, experts say things will only get worse.