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Published: 0538 GMT December 09, 2018

United States biggest source of environmental pollution: Commentator

United States biggest source of environmental pollution: Commentator

The United States is the biggest source of environmental pollution in the world, says a commentator, adding that it is not possible to combat climate change unless there is a global effort.

“We look at the United States that had just spent trillions of dollars on upping its nuclear arsenal, it keeps the more defense spending and the number one polluter in the world, the number one cause of all pollution across the world is the military and the world’s biggest military is the United States. So for climate change and global warming to really be attacked, would require a herculean effort globally from all the world’s largest countries and I think it is safe to say that is not going to happen,” John Steppling told Press TV in an interview on Sunday, Presstv Reported.

“It is going to take this kind of apocalyptic climatic change to probably spear any kind of movement. It is not going to happen through these accords, Copenhagen in 2009, and Cancun and Paris, because these are political bureaucrats and they are not motivated to do anything. I mean United States has invested in oil and gas, it has invested in the military and that is not going to change.”

President Donald Trump of the United States has used the recent “yellow vest” protest movement in France to advance his agenda against the climate change control.

“Very sad day & night in Paris. Maybe it's time to end the ridiculous and extremely expensive Paris Agreement and return money back to the people in the form of lower taxes?” he tweeted on Saturday.

Trump has announced a decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, which has been hammered out to contain climate change, through several means including cuts on the use of coal. French President Emmanuel Macron had argued that higher taxes on fuel would help protect the environment.

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