GhettoYetiWe have been setting the example for a few years now and nobody has followed, why not use the money that we spend on that bs to promote a cleaner united states? Like why bother spending if we could more effectively use that money? And you cant tell me that sending money to a big ass group of people who are "totally using it to help the earth" is actually helping. Tbh I want the world to treat our home with more care and respect but paris agreement aint gon solve it hon.
How exactly is the US setting an example? Do you have any examples of this? Closing coal plants and making national parks isn't exactly setting an example since it's being done by many many nations to a much greater extent than the US. If you want to talk setting examples, how about countries like Norway banning the sale of all diesel or gasoline vehicles sometime in the next decade. Want to drive innovation for cheaper electric vehicles that aren't a scourge? Ban gas and diesel.
In a lot of ways the US has been the total opposite of setting an example with regressive policies and agendas by the current government.
How can you also say that the money would be better used at home to fight emissions and other pollution when all the low hanging fruit have already been had? The cheap, easy ways to lower emissions (eg scrubbers on smoke stacks) have yet to be implemented in a ton of countries, so a buck towards that will end up with more and quicker results than a buck towards an initiative in the US.
Then of course a lot of money would be going to infrastructure projects for clean drinking water and the like in countries where, quite frequently, drinking water is contaminated by resource extraction to help make your phone go or your electric vehicle run (ironically). It's the least we can do to help out a bit as a thank you for working for peanuts so we can buy a new smartphone every year.
What I am very skeptical of is the possibility of corruption involved and only a small amount of the money pledged actually making it to the projects that matter.