Thats not something new. Many countries decision makers which have signed the Paris agreement never had the slightest intention to dance by its tune. And looking at the evidence, I dont blame them. I blame them for not having been more forward earlier. Why signing up in the first place – only in order to deflect blame. I prefer to ones which look into my eyes say give me a straight no instead of those hypocritical lackeys.
In the United States, President Trump has turned climate skepticism into U.S. policy. Now that skepticism appears to be setting the tone for other world leaders to deny climate science or resist taking action to cut carbon emissions.