Truman National Security Project San Diego Chapter Statement on President Trump’s Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement

San Diego, CA – In response to President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, Truman National Security Project San Diego Chapter Director Shawn VanDiver issued the following statement:

“President Trump’s attack on the on the Paris Climate Agreement is an affront to core American principles of diplomacy, pluralism, and sustainability. Pulling out of the Paris Agreement is an abdication of American leadership; it abandons our once-essential seat at the table, and while we ‘go it alone,’ other countries will win on investments in clean energy, fight together against the common security risks stemming from climate change, and continue to cooperate closely on a range of international issues.”

“San Diego knows the local effects of climate change all too well. Thousands of our citizens serve in uniform overseas and see the real effects of climate change when they deploy. Locally, we are leading the nation through our Climate Action Plan. Our leaders recognize the lasting effects and are standing ready to keep fighting them.”

“For the sake of our local community, as well as the broader national security, economic prosperity, and personal health of Americans, Truman San Diego will continue to fight against climate change and support the spirit and intent of the Paris Climate Agreement”