Matt Stadlen is Leading Britain's Conversation
3 June 2017, 13:50
Trump announced the US will withdraw from the Paris climate accord and Maajid Nawaz is livid.
President Donald Trump on Thursday (1) announced the US will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement - a pledge, signed by more than 190 countries, to combat global warming.
The landmark pact, signed in 2015, asked countries to deal with greenhouse gas emissions, climate change adaption, and offer finance starting in the year 2020.
Theresa May has also come under fire after refusing to sign a declaration by Germany, France, and Italy which opposed Donald Trump's withdrawal.
Maajid Nawaz thinks this is outrageous, and let rip on his Saturday afternoon show.
He said: "Climate change is very real, and we know it's very real because, just like the way we know that the earth is round, when we used to believe it was flat, just like we know we are not the centre of the universe, but are indeed the third planet from this sun that happens to be on the edge of our galaxy, and not in the centre of the universe.
"Our galaxy happens to be one of many, many, many, many hundreds of thousands of countless other galaxies that exist in this universe. We know all of that because of this one magic thing that human kind discovered, called science."
He went on: "The people that deny it are the modern day equivalent of medical quacks."
Maajid continued: "And Mr Trump giving into their lobbying on behalf of the energy and oil industries who want to continue churning out polluting fuels into our atmosphere, places Mr Trump in a trinity of evil."
Maajid pointed out that now only three countries, including the US, oppose this agreement, with 195 supporting it.
He added: "I wonder why Theresa May didn't sign the letter to protest his decision...that I believe was a sign of failed statesmanship.
"It was an opportunity missed to save the planet from the terrible destruction that pollution is causing it."
Downing Street responded to backlash by saying other countries also chose a different path, and claimed she voiced her disappointment during a phone call.