The text of this post was written by Acerules , age 15. It is her generation and the ones after it that will suffer the most from the effects of global warming.
Everyone hears about global warming and climate change. But what is it and how is it killing the planet? The world has already warmed about 1.1 degrees Celsius (2 degrees Fahrenheit) since the Industrial Revolution, so this is about preventing an additional 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit of warming. The Paris accord's aim is to reduce climate change. There are 197 countries allied with a common goal, to save this planet. But that was before Trump made maybe the biggest mistake of his career so far, to withdraw from the Paris agreement, he is creating a web of delusion about the climate. He points the finger at China, blaming them for the environment, saying that science is a power game, when he's the only one playing.
America is one of the biggest nations, without their funds, without their resources the Paris accord will only slide down hill. But I think Trump underestimated his country, while he will be laughed at decades from now, much of the rest of America are standing up and showing that they do care about this planet. Many world leaders are calling this a disaster for humanity and I think I stand for Australia when I say they are not dramatising. The president has lost all of the respect from the other nations, not that there was much in the first place. For the sake of arrogance and contradiction he has doomed the future. This is not his world, the generations to come will suffer because of his actions.
A meme from Australia, made at the Commercial Hotel.