Is It Now Game Over For the Planet?

Yesterday one of the key members of Donald Trump's transition team broke some potentially major news about climate policy under the new administration.

Speaking to reporters, global warming denier Myron Ebell - the head of the fossil-fuel-industry-backed Competitive Enterprise Institute - said that Donald Trump will withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate accords: "The U.S. will clearly change its course on climate policy." Ebell said, "Trump has made it clear he will withdraw from the Paris Agreement. He could do it by executive order tomorrow or he could do it as part of a larger package."

If Ebell is right and Trump is considering a withdrawal from the Paris Climate accords, that would mark something of a major shift in policy.

Although Trump dropping out of the Paris agreement was something Trump flirted with on the campaign trail, he told the New York Times after his election in November that "he would [at least] keep an open mind about it".

But now it appears as though Trump has already made up his mind that the Paris Climate Accord is toast.

He's playing with fire here - both literally and figuratively.

In just 10 days in office, Donald Trump has inflamed popular opinion like no other president in recent memory.

By some counts there were 145 protests in just the first 100 hours of his presidency alone.

So with activists already gearing up for a major march in protest of the administration's climate policies, how will the destruction of the Paris Climate Agreement be received?

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