By Tim Kowols
Local environmentalists are concerned with reports that President Donald Trump could be withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement. Multiple national news agencies are reporting the official decision from President Trump could be made later this week following meetings with world leaders in Europe last week. The agreement, signed by President Barack Obama and others in 2015, addresses greenhouse gas emission mitigation and adaptation by the year 2020. Dick Smythe from the Climate Change Coalition of Door County says he would not be surprised by the decision, but he would be disappointed.
According to the United Nations Treaty Collection, 195 countries have signed the accord, with 147 ratifying it.