Pushback on anticipated withdraw from Paris Climate Accord

"A US withdrawal from Paris will be a disappointment to the climate community, but it may also embolden other countries to fill the void left by the USA and take on a greater leadership role", said Glen Peters, a Norwegian scientist who tracks global carbon emissions. "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!", he said.

Mr Trump and Mr Pruitt have moved to delay or roll back federal regulations limiting greenhouse gas emissions while pledging to revive the long-struggling USA coal mines.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has underlined China's commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement, in Brussels on Tuesday. He began by outlining that he has done everything he can to show Trump that the US must take a strong stance on climate change and keep to the agreement.

America's worldwide allies and Trump's domestic opponents lashed out Wednesday at media reports that he had made up his mind to pull Washington out of the agreement to curb carbon emissions.

"It is certainly not a catastrophe and it is also not particularly surprising given what Donald Trump said about climate change during the course of the last United States presidential election".

Trump raised alarm bells when he refused to sign up to a pledge on the deal at last week's G7 meeting in Italy.

Scientists say Earth is likely to reach more risky levels of warming sooner if the USA retreats from its pledge because America contributes so much to rising temperatures.

With media reports swirling that Trump had chose to pull Washington out of the accord, America's worldwide allies and Trump's domestic opponents have lashed out at the billionaire.

After getting another earful of Trump's take at last week's G7 talks, Merkel told an election rally in Bavaria that the European Union "must take its fate into its own hands", citing the bloc's differences with the United States on climate change as evidence of divergent paths.

Both President Barack Obama and former Vice President Al Gore championed the pact of nearly 200 nations. The officials cautioned the plans could change until Trump makes his decision public.

"I am a transatlanticist".

The U.S.is already no longer a leader in the clean energy economy, said Hayhoe, who argued that withdrawing from the Paris agreement is a giant step in the wrong direction.

"He said it would take at least three to four years for any country to leave the agreement. It seems our attempt failed". "Not everything that is a rule, and not everything that stands in an worldwide agreement is fake news".

Pelosi said Trump would be "denying scientific truths, removing safeguards that protect our health and our environment, protecting polluters and.threatening our national and global security".

Agreed on by up to 200 countries, the deal aims to reduce carbon dioxide and other emissions from the burning of fossil fuels.

The main aim of the Paris accord is to keep in control the warming of planet to below 2 degrees Celsius above the temperatures of the pre-industrial period of late 1800s.

Musk followed up with a tweet saying, "Will have no choice but to depart councils" if Trump pulls out of the Paris deal backed by almost 200 other countries.

Musk has taken heat for agreeing to serve the White House in an advisory role. "I can get back to you". During his 2016 presidential campaign, Trump severely criticized the agreement and called global warming a hoax.

But Robert Murray, CEO of Murray Energy Corp, an Ohio-based coal company and major Trump campaign donor, urged Trump to withdraw from the deal.

  • Zachary Reyes