Climate Activists To Protest Trump's Paris Exit Friday
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 03, 2017,
Jun 03, 2017, 19:10
US President Donald Trump wrongly claimed that the Paris Agreement would leave India and China unchecked on building coal-fired power plants, an American web-based fact checking media outlet has said.
Earlier on Friday Baker - who didn't support Trump during last year's campaign and didn't vote for him - said he didn't think Trump's decision to withdraw from the agreement was the right thing for the country or the world.
Activist groups including the Sierra Club and Indivisible Chicago will lead the march beginning at 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Over 100 companies have also said they're sticking with it.
The U.S.is now one of only three nations to reject the agreement.
Montreal mayor Denis Coderre was also among those denouncing Trump's action, and Montreal City Hall, like many other local capitals, was lit in green Thursday night to show solidarity with the climate change agreement.
However, former United Nations climate official Christiana Figueres told the Times that it is possible that the Bloomberg group's submissions could be included in future United Nations reports on the progress made by the countries signed on to the Paris deal.
The agreement's signatories aim to keep global warming below 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius) of preindustrial levels this century, with the more ambitious goal of keeping that warming to below 2.7 degrees F (1.5 degrees C).
In spite of the fact that Trump plans to withdraw from the Paris agreement, dozens of mayors and governors around the USA are still committed to taking action to prevent the worst effects of climate change that will harm their cities.
"Do you believe climate change is a hoax still?" a reporter asked Trump on Wednesday. However, President Trump felt that the Paris accord was "unfair" and this would put the United States to a very big "economic disadvantage".
"I wish he hadn't [pulled out] just because it makes us seem as though we're not in with the rest of the world in combating climate change". But she said the move "can't and won't stop all those of us who feel obliged to protect the planet".