Wei-Ning Yu
June 05, 2017 5:57 am

If you’ve been jet-setting around the globe or just scrolling through Twitter, you may have noticed international monuments awash in a green glow. What’s that about, you ask? The green light represents each nation’s dedication to the Paris climate accord, a monumental agreement to mitigate global warming as agreed upon by 195 countries. Whoa! And well, a bigger whoa is the fact that President Trump just yanked the U.S. out of this historic agreement.

Countries across this magnificent globe protested this decision and stood green with Mother Earth.

Barcelona

Montreal

Mexico City

Many Americans did not take kindly to President Trump’s announcement. They showed their deep disappointment by taking action. The governors of California, New York and Washington formed a coalition to aggressively combat climate change. Mayors across 61 U.S. cities issued an open letter, protesting the withdrawal. In it, they boldly stated:

Cities across our awesome nation also lit up green in an act of solidarity and righteous rebellion against President’s Trump withdrawal.

New York

Washington, D.C.

Boston

Other prominent Americans expressed their disapproval. Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, promptly left President Trump’s advisory business council.

And Disney CEO Bob Iger…

According to Vox, the Earth’s average surface temperature rose approximately 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit since the early 20th Century. What does this mean? Glaciers and ice sheets are melting. Sea levels are rising. There’s more humidity in the atmosphere. If we continue on this trend, Vox says we will face “substantial species extinction, large risks to global and regional food security, and the risk of irreversibly destabilizing Greenland’s massive ice sheet.”

Well, we definitely don’t want that! It’s up to us to change the way things are headed. We’re ready to get our hands dirty and join the fight.

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