How scientists reacted to the US leaving the Paris climate agreement
Nature rounds up reaction from researchers around the world to US President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement.
Benjamin Santer, climate scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California:
In Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar", Brutus said these famous lines: "There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries."
Today, the United States pulled out of the Paris climate agreement and missed the rising tide. Far from "Making America Great Again", this decision condemns the United States to becoming one of the "has-beens" of history. We will become increasingly irrelevant to the rest of the world. They are going forward; we are going backward.
This speech by M. Trump is an amazing concentrate of some of the worst #climate confusers and fossil lobbyists arguments, and I stay polite