USA revolts against Trump climate decision

Elias Hubbard
June 5, 2017

Mayors from across the country and up and down the Mississippi River (including Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland) vowed to keep working toward a clean future despite President Donald Trump's removal of the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.

Trump's pulling the US out of the Paris agreement?

While the move withdraws the world's largest economy from commitments to fight global warming, it does not halt the march of USA businesses toward renewable energy or state and local government efforts.

The announcement follows Trump's decision to pull out of the climate deal that almost 200 nations agreed to in late 2015.

"Americans are not walking away from the Paris Climate Agreement", Bloomberg said.

The landmark agreement, which entered into force last November, calls on countries to combat climate change and to accelerate and intensify the actions and investments needed for a sustainable low carbon future, and to adapt to the increasing impacts of climate change.

Putin, whose own spokesman said this week that Russian Federation attached great importance to the Paris accord, said he thought there was still time to work out a new deal.

The president also said the USA might try to re-enter the deal under more favorable terms or work to establish "an entirely new transaction".

On Friday, Pruitt said Trump had made a "courageous" and "informed" decision and said he admired the president's "fortitude and leadership in this matter".

"Science tells us that unchecked climate change would shift that transition zone northward into Canada", Janeway said, "wiping out suitable habitat here for moose, fishers, spruce grouse, and other boreal animals that depend upon cold, wet, swampy forests".

The announcement by Trump, who said that the climate pact favors other nations at the expense of American workers, is prompting dismay among European governments and prominent USA business leaders.

He said it's hard to measure "with precision the extent of human influence" on the climate, which is not actually true. "Does it pose an existential threat as some say?" While Trump ultimately sided with Arab leaders who'd implored him not to move the embassy, on the climate deal he seemed indifferent to similarly aggressive lobbying from America's closest partners in Europe. Spicer responded: "I will try".

Mr Macron issued an appeal to American climate change scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs to come to France to continue their work. Trump chose to withdraw from the Paris Agreement in a way that will take four years. While Mike Pence may be having a tough time understanding what's going on and even what climate change is, others across America are really beginning to step up.

"What does the president actually believe on climate change: Does he still believe it's a hoax?". The president also hasn't staffed the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, whose role is to feed science and technology information to the president and senior officials.

Stephanopoulos cut Conway off as she filibustered his question, interjecting to ask once again whether Trump believes global warming is a hoax.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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