Sir Paul McCartney: President Trump's resistance to climate change is madness

From BBC - November 5, 2017

Sir Paul McCartney has criticised President Trump's attitude towards climate change, stating that some of his actions are "madness".

He's accused the American leader of turning around "a lot of the advances that have been made" to help the environment.

The former Beatle is continuing his long running vegetarianism campaign.

In June, President Trump announced he was pulling the US out of the Paris Agreement to cut global emissions.

He said one of the reasons was to seek a new deal that would not disadvantage US businesses.

However, there have since been mixed messages from the US government over whether it would actually stay in the agreement.

President Trump also once said the concept of global warming was created by the Chinese in order to make American manufacturing less competitive.

Sir Paul, who rarely gives interviews, was speaking exclusively to Radio 1 Newsbeat about a new short film that looks at the impact animal agriculture has on the planet.

He's encouraging people to go meat-free for one day a week, arguing that reducing the need to eat for meat would help the environment.


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