House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi shared her thoughts about the president's decision to quit the Paris climate agreement at a press conference on Capitol Hill Friday afternoon:
PELOSI: When the Pope went to the White House he talked about the dangers of air pollution when he was here. And just last week the Pope met with President Trump and gave him a copy of his Encyclical "Laudato Si," which made the case for strong urgent action to halt the climate crisis.
The Pope wrote, "The climate is a common good belonging to all and meant for all." The bible tells us to minister to the needs of God's creation as an act of worship. To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us and that is just what we're doing by walking away from this accord.
The question I have for Donald Trump as a mother and a grandmother of five -- and a grandmother of nine -- how is he ever going to explain to his grandchildren what he did to the air they breathe? Assuming they breathe air. And I have to assume that is the case, we all do, right?