Letters to the Editor

Climate: Trump action short-sighted and bad for U.S.

aI am appalled that President Trump is pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement. Anyone who thinks this puts America first or will create jobs is badly mistaken.

Despite the obvious benefits of reducing climate change for subsequent generations, the job sectors relating to renewable energy are growing faster than any other segment in our economy.

The problem with shunning the rest of the planet is that people around the world will begin to boycott products made in the U.S. and stop coming here as tourists. This will eventually cost many more jobs than might be saved in our fossil fuel industries.

It is time for all Americans to wake up and realize we are part of a global community. Being an integral part of it is the only way to improve our economy and quality of life.