Macron trolls Trump after climate deal ditch with catchy slogan
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 03, 2017,
Jun 03, 2017, 9:31
To give you a sense of just how much has changed, the president of the European Commission said he would likely now be working more closely with China than with the U.S.
In his first reaction after US President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he would stick to the accord as it concerns future generations.
Trump stated that the US might be interested in renegotiating the conditions of the accord, but Mayewski said he believes the chances of that happening are "pretty slim because they've already seen what the current administration has done to existing environmental regulations and legislation".
But of course a man who doesn't believe in climate change at all - and who always makes the worst decision in every case - would declare it a "bad deal".
Climate Interactive found that by not following through on its Paris climate commitment, the United States would spew an additional 1.4 gigatons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year through 2025, as compared with the USA following through on its commitment. Already, renewable energy investments like the one at Green Port Hull are employing thousands of people, and export markets are growing.
Japan and the United Kingdom, two key strategic security allies of Washington, notably stood back from the criticism of Mr Trump, arguing that it was a decision for the USA administration.
Tillerson said people need to recognize that the USA has a "terrific record" of reducing its own greenhouse gas emissions, adding that it is "something I think we can be proud of".
The French president also offered a new home for those "scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs [and] responsible citizens who were disappointed" by the US president's move to ditch the much-debated deal. Calculations suggest withdrawal from the Paris accord could result in emissions of up to three billion tons of additional carbon dioxide a year - enough to melt ice sheets faster, raise seas higher and trigger more extreme weather.