President Trump will withdraw U.S. from Paris climate agreement
- Author: Carolyn Briggs Jun 02, 2017,
Jun 02, 2017, 7:52
Fox, who has clashed with Trump since last year's presidential campaign, said the USA leader's decision "condemns this generation and those to come" and would leave "a dark legacy just to satisfy your greediness".
"This action is totally contrary to their best interests: their health, security, food supply, jobs and future". Knowing the good work that we and countless others around the world are doing, there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about our planet's future.
"There has never in U.S. history been such a destructive megalomaniac in the WH (White House)".
In his speech, Trump also noted, "I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris". Without mentioning the US specifically, Li said that "China in recent years has stayed true to its commitment" and pointed out that his was one of the first countries to ratify the 2015 Paris Agreement. "If we can't, that's fine".
'Our president is choosing to put American jobs and American consumers first.
Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron urged their allies to speed up efforts to combat climate change and said they would do more to help developing countries adapt.
"We are all custodians of this world, and that is why Canada will continue to work with the U.S.at the state level, and with other USA stakeholders, to address climate change and promote clean growth".
The former president says in a statement that Trump's decision reflects "the absence of American leadership".
In a statement Downing Street said Mrs May had stressed to Mr Trump that the United Kingdom remained committed to the deal which " provides the right global framework for protecting the prosperity and security of future generations, while keeping energy affordable and secure for our citizens and businesses".
Other significant stakeholders in the US disagree with the president's decision, McKenna said.
Nicaragua, on the other hand, objected to the accord in 2015 because it didn't believe it was ambitious enough and it didn't ask more of larger, wealthier countries - which played a larger role in the current climate change crisis - according to Reuters. Following reports of Trump's decision to reject the Paris Climate Agreement, the European Union and China are expected to reaffirm their commitment to curbing emissions under the terms of the agreement. She also said she intends to seek clarity on the USA position when she meets her US counterpart in Italy next week.
"Climate change is also a real threat to the Great Lakes".
Other lawmakers, including U.S. Senator Rand Paul, took to twitter to defend the move.
Trump vowed during his campaign to pull the United States out of the Paris deal, arguing the pact would cost the United States trillions of dollars, kill jobs, and stymie economic growth without providing tangible benefit.