Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement was in fact a meaningless gesture which is not going to revive the soot-belching fuel industries of the turn of the last century.
Trump’s Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is Legally Meaningless.
Zachary Mason
133

Hyperbole like this is why many people distrust the Green lobby. Modern American coal-fired power plants are hardly ‘soot belching’. I live about two miles from one and, apart from steam during the winter, no emissions are visible at all. In fact, a wildlife refuge has been built adjacent to the site, next to all the recirculation equipment.

Now coal as used in China and India is still very dirty but, as many people have already pointed out, the Paris Accord did nothing to limit their use of coal (and in the case of India, even codified its expansion).