US President Donald Trump justified the US move to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord. He accused China, India and Russia for not taking appropriate steps to deal with “contaminated air”.
During the presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Trump said, “Look at China, how dirty. Look at Russia, look at India, they are so dirty. The air is very dirty”. The presidential elections in the US are scheduled for November 3.
During a nearly 90-minute debate with the Democratic Party candidate on the climate change question, Trump said, “The emissions situation is better than 35 years under this administration. We are working well with the industries.” “We withdrew from the Paris Agreement because we had to spend trillions of dollars and we were being discriminated against,” he said.
Trump has repeatedly accused countries like India and China of not taking adequate steps on climate change. He said that it is impossible to breathe in these countries. In 2017, Trump had separated the US from the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.
However, Biden said that if he comes to power, he will once again make America a part of the historic Paris Agreement and determine China’s accountability for pollution.While Trump consistently emphasized that countries like China and India are benefiting from the Paris Agreement. He held these countries accountable for air pollution globally.
The President alleged, “If we talk about environment and ozone, our situation is much better. Whereas China, Russia, India, all these countries are polluting the air.” Significantly, China is the world’s largest carbon emitter. After this, America and the European Union are at number three and fourth in the list, respectively. Trump’s statement comes at a time when the Air Quality Index (AQI) in New Delhi is in the ”inferior category.