The last time a US president dumped a global climate deal

President George W. Bush was against the Kyoto Protocol.

Bush, like Trump, was also a climate change skeptic.

Bush’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Kyoto Protocol received blowback from environmental groups as well as vocal criticism from then-German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder.

Global temperatures have risen since then, while other major powers like China, Japan and Russia also declined to accept commitments to the Protocol.

Since the Kyoto Protocol was negotiated, sea levels have risen more than 2-1/2 inches on average, and the number of weather disasters worldwide has risen by 42 percent according to the Associated Press.