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Richard Branson, owner of Virgin Airlines (they’re hiring!) and Virgin Galactic (the world’s first commercial spaceline, which shoots people into space strapped to a rocket, just for fun), is somehow still known as a climate change activist. In an interview he was vicious on Trump’s Paris withdrawal, stating that:

“On a global basis, this cements Trump as the worst and perhaps most dangerous President in US history (…) it also dragged America to a new very shameful low (…) we all love America, so this makes all of us want to cry (…) you need the President of America to be morally responsible.”

Although Branson is not too careful with the environment himself, he does have (parts of) a point that resonates within the USA. In a recent poll conducted by Reuters/Ipsos, most Americans want the U.S. to lead on climate change. The poll suggested that unlike Branson, American voters may not penalise President Donald Trump too harshly for walking away from the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, even if they would have preferred he keep the country in the deal. Furthermore, the poll found 68 percent of Americans wanting the United States to lead global efforts to slow climate change, and 72 percent agree “that given the amount of greenhouse gases that it produces, the United States should take aggressive action to slow global warming.”