Massachusetts Joins US Climate Alliance After Trump Pull Out of Paris Accord
- Author: Arturo Norris Jun 03, 2017,
Jun 03, 2017, 9:52
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.
"Because we see it here in this state, and it is real, and I think we've got an obligation to help address it", she said while speaking to reporters after a meeting with the Juneau Chamber of Commerce.
Our economy is already moving in the direction of renewable energy and will likely continue to do so, treaty or not. Not so fast, the researchers said.
"We stand ready to assist the Trump Administration in achieving the goal of protecting Americans, their communities, and their way of life", he said. Like he's doing by withdrawing from the Paris Agreement. "I think they applauded because they knew it was going to put this country at an economic disadvantage, and the reason European leaders want us to stay in is because they know it will continue to shackle our economy, though we are leading the world with respect to our Carbon dioxide reduction". Aside from Musk, Disney's CEO Bob Iger also announced his resignation, and was retweeted by Elon Musk in a show of support. Democrats in the state House introduced a bill this spring to create a statewide climate change commission, but the bill never made it to a vote on the floor and faced opposition from Republicans in the state Senate. "Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world". Nike has also weighed in on the issue following the announcement.
In his speech on Thursday announcing the withdrawal, President Trump explained that the Agreement was hindering job growth at home and did little to actually combat global warming. During Brown's trip to China, he plans to push for even more cooperation on clean energy policies. The U.S. will now join Syria and Nicaragua as the only countries that haven't signed on.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said not signing the declaration was an "appalling abdication of leadership". "It will be a big blow". One headline in Paris reads "CLIMATE GOODBYE AMERICA".
Others, including Russia, India and Mexico, quickly signaled their commitment to the accord, although a Kremlin aide said it would not be viable without U.S. participation. "The timing and magnitude of the changes are harder to pin down, but we can not stick our heads in the sand and ignore the risks they present, especially when we're already seeing the effects all around us - whether they're measured in rising sea levels, or depleting coral reefs, or the number of children with asthma", Bloomberg said in a press release.
"It's frustrating to look at the news".
It's a matter of principle, Iger says, and he's right.
Paul George, Director of the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center organized the event after seeing the president's announcement.