Washington – Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) issued the following statement on the President’s decision to withdraw from the landmark Paris Climate Agreement—a landmark achievement during President Barack Obama’s term to combat climate change:
“Pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement is incredibly shortsighted. Whether the President wants to admit it or not, the climate is changing. Walking away or turning a blind eye cannot change the facts. Instead, the President risks grave consequences not just for our environment, but for our economy and our future.
“We have already seen the devastating effects of climate change in California and across the world. Droughts threaten farmers and agriculture. Severe floods devastate our infrastructure. These problems will only worsen until we take action. I will continue to support California’s efforts to combat climate change and reduce our impact on the environment. If the President will not lead the way, our communities will.”