Donald Trump should stand "on the right side of history" by reconsidering the decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate change accord, former United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday.
"If the US withdraws, this has a much bigger political impact. I'm afraid that any leadership vacuum could be filled by others, and this
is not what we want to see," Ban said Wednesday in an interview with The Associated Press. He called the choice made by the US president "misguided" and said that it responded to "a short-term vision."
He also called on the public to raise its voice and said that commitment to the agreement from governors, mayors, business leaders and civil society in the US was "very encouraging."