Looking for leadership from Paris

"The U.S. withdrawal means that we have lost a very strong supporter and partner of the Paris Agreement and the main goal of the agreement - to limit the increase in temperature to under two degrees - will be much more hard to achieve".

After the USA withdrawal from the Paris deal sparked pledges of money and solidarity, Figueres said via Twitter on Friday, "Thank you Trump".

"That is the worst case scenario and this is probably not what will happen", he added. And that they, once again, oppose President Trump's actions.

Terblanche also cautioned "it is still fairly early days" to assess the impact of Trump's "complex announcement". "With the president pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement, L.A. will lead by committing to the goals of the accord - and will work closely with cities across America and the world to do the same".

"All the discussions we had through the last several weeks have been focused on one singular issue: Is Paris good or not for this country?" said Pruitt.

Trump claims he will renegotiate the deal to make it better for us.

China and the European Union have swiftly moved to fill the leadership void on the Paris climate pact left by the United States pullout.

Trump's decision to exit the agreement will make the U.S. one of just three countries not to participate, along with Syria and Nicaragua.

Brown and Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced the U.S. Climate Alliance in response to news that Trump planned to pull the country out of the 2015 pact that called on countries around the world to cut and ultimately eliminate greenhouse gas pollution. "We in Germany, in Europe and the world will band together to take more decisive action than ever to confront and successfully surmount major challenges to humanity such as climate change", she told reporters.

"The US will meet our Paris commitment and through a partnership among American cities, states, and businesses, we will seek to remain part of the Paris Agreement process", he said.

The reverberations of the United States president's announcement on Thursday were felt across the world yesterday, with German chancellor Angela Merkel leading the charge. India is a responsible nation with regard to climate change.We can milk the nature. Pruitt again answered by insisting their discussions about the Paris accord were centered exclusively on whether the accord was good for the USA, claiming it had put the nation at an "economic disadvantage".

Nobody at the White House was able to say on Friday whether President Donald Trump believes in climate change.

Mr Trump, who used Twitter throughout the day on Friday to retweet endorsements of his decision, was also facing a growing backlash domestically, with a number of states vowing to continue to abide by the principles of the Paris Agreement.

Numerous public health officials and experts gave the LA Times statements on their reaction to President Trump's decision Thursday.

  • Leroy Wright