Statement on Mr. Trump's pullout from Paris

Big Bend Studio is disheartened by Mr. Trump’s recent decision to abandon the Paris Agreement, a complex one that the United States played a key role in drafting in 2015, and that, as of today, 148 of 197 parties have ratified. Despite this extraordinarily dubious move, we do not intend to change our way of doing things. As we have seen since the Rose Garden announcement, numerous states, cities, organizations, and individuals have denounced the decision while reaffirming their commitment to the accord. The EU and China appear ready to work with states and cities to do the critical work necessary to stay below the two degree celsius threshold. In the absence of leadership at the federal level, we will continue to promote low and zero energy architecture, encouraging our clients to keep carbon in the ground. The livability of our shared home is at stake.

 Meltwater off an ice cap on Nordaustlandet, Norway (Photo: Paul Nicklen)

Meltwater off an ice cap on Nordaustlandet, Norway (Photo: Paul Nicklen)