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The Weather Channel Just Cleverly Criticized President Trump's Massive Climate Decision

President Donald Trump sparked widespread concern after announcing that America will withdraw from the 2015 Paris Agreement.

The move could have huge ramifications, mostly at the expense of the environment, by softening the U.S.' commitment to reduce carbon emissions.

One of the most clever critics of the move is The Weather Channel, who have changed their homepage to roast Trump.

Beneath a banner announcing the withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, those visiting weather.com will notice a series of links with a very unsubtle message.

 

 

“How Earth Could Suffer If We Pull Out Of Deal,” reads one thumbnail, alongside others like “Still Don’t Care? Proof You Should," "...and More Proof," and "...and Even More Proof…” spread across multiple images.

The images to link to stories about how climate change causing Minnesota’s vegetation will suffer, is killing entire forest patches in New Jersey, and could devastate Maine’s lobster population.

This isn’t the first time The Weather Channel has taken a stand against climate deniers like President Trump.

In December 2016, a video featuring meteorologist Kait Parker ranting bout how right-wing publication Breitbart manipulates facts to promote climate denial went viral. The video received over eight million views on Facebook and was nominated for a Webby.

In March 2017, a segment from “Weather Center Live” received a lot of attention after they directly refuted EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s assertion that there is “tremendous disagreement” regarding carbon dioxide’s effect on the planet.

The Weather Channel wasn't alone is criticizing Trump's decision.

General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt said he was "disappointed" in the decision because "climate change is real."

 

 

President Barack Obama released a statement in which he said the U.S. had "reject[ed] the future" by pulling out of the deal.

 

 

And Telsa CEO Elon Musk said he was parting councils with the president over his decision.

 

 

Trump's decision may not have immediate consequences, though. The terms of the deal, which Obama signed in 2015, require a four year withdrawal process. That means the real future of the climate deal doesn't rest with Trump, but the American voters.