Bristol, July 5 – If the test of successful political leadership could be distilled to a single issue, the fight to safeguard our climate would be a strong candidate. With President Trump withdrawing the US from the Paris Climate Change Agreement (COP21), he abdicates a claim to serious leadership. Instead, he has vastly diminished the power and prestige of the US. And in the process, he has imperiled Americans, and citizens everywhere. More: https://www.opendemocracy.net/marvin-rees/it-s-time-for-cities-to-lead.
The author of the article is Marvin Rees, mayor of Bristol and founding member of the Global Parliament of Mayors.