The forecast for the future of planet Earth turned decidedly gloomy Thursday after President Trump announced that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate accord, and the Weather Channel didn’t hesitate to express its disagreement with the decision.
Shortly after Trump bailed on the landmark Paris Agreement, the Weather.com website prominently splashed stories about the dangers of climate change all over its homepage.
Headlines included “Fact Check: Trump’s Shaky Claims on Climate Accord”; “‘Sad Day’: Global Reaction to Trump’s Decision”; “Don’t Care? Proof You Should”; “…and More Proof…”; and “…and Even More Proof….”
On cable TV, the Weather Channel also aired special programming about the climate crisis.
Trump’s decision to withdraw from the global climate pact was widely condemned by world leaders, the scientific community, U.S. corporations, celebrities, and ordinary citizens.