President Trump’s reckless decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement puts the rest of the world — from the governments of Asia and Europe to families and local faith communities — on notice: The fate of the planet is in our hands. We cannot look to the federal government of the United States for leadership or even cooperation; indeed, we can expect federal policies that will actively promote those forms of energy that are most damaging to the environment.
At this perilous moment, we have the opportunity to discover that our collective power far exceeds that of the U.S. government. Within the United States, families and faith communities, municipalities and state governments must enact policies that will ensure that American carbon emissions stay within the limits set by the Paris agreement, even without federal help.
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