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Watch John Oliver Blast Trump for Quitting Paris Climate Agreement
He began by explaining the planet's carbon budget and the "actual global disaster" our planet faces if we don't reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
Oliver spent much of his time pointing out Trump's "ludicrous misunderstanding" of the climate agreement. "The whole world is not secretly conspiring against the United States," Oliver spouted. "If the agreement was a scheme to hurt American businesses, you know who that might be news to, many American businesses. Because they were not just in favor of this agreement, they even made a last-ditch attempt to change Trump's mind."
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Talk is cheap, says the acting executive secretary of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, who begged governments around the world to make sure that 2020 is not another year of conferences and empty promises, but instead is the year to take decisive action to stop the mass extinction of wildlife and the destruction of habitat-sustaining ecosystems, as The Guardian reported.