Dear President Trump, We, the young people of America, are writing to urge you to please keep the United States in the Paris Climate Agreement. We are the future of this country, and we come from every corner of our great nation. We have seen droughts, heatwaves, forest fires, and floods in our hometowns that get worse every year. You have a unique opportunity and responsibility to keep Americans safe from these threats, by affirming America’s leadership in the Paris Climate Agreement and investing in a better future for all of us. We support the Paris Agreement not only to minimize the growing impacts of extreme weather, but to see the United States remain an industrial leader in the 21st century. Adhering to the Paris Agreement is America’s best opportunity to create good-paying jobs. Right now, clean energy employs five times as many Americans as fossil fuels. Meanwhile, China is investing ten times more capital in clean energy than the United States. If America does not commit to Paris and lead the transition to a low-carbon economy, China and other G-7 players will.
You promised to revitalize American industry, and the Paris Agreement does just that. If America loses its competitive edge in the 21st century, then Americans will miss out the opportunity to grow our economy in a way that will generate sustainable employment and keep our communities safe from pollution for decades to come. By remaining in the Paris Agreement, you will be signaling to young Americans that our future is worth investing in. The Paris Agreement will shape the economic, social, and environmental development of our nation and global community. As young people who will face the negative impacts of pollution and extreme weather, record-breaking temperatures, and unsustainable economic policy, we strongly urge you not to compromise our future by withdrawing from the Paris Agreement. Please consider our appeal while making this momentous decision. Young Americans are counting on you. Please don’t let us down. Sincerely,America’s future