Republican governor joins coalition to uphold Paris climate agreement
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 03, 2017,
Jun 03, 2017, 18:31
Though Trump pledged to renegotiate the deal, he also hedged that it would be "fine" if those talks failed.
"Today's reckless decision is further abdication of leadership at the federal level to protect public health".
On Thursday, he was the most vocal of European leaders in criticising Trump's decision and in vowing to defend the Paris agreement.
Other universities that have joined the pact include Emory & Henry College, Wesleyan and Brandeis, according to The New York Times. California, New York and Washington together account for about 10 percent of the country's greenhouse gas emissions, California Gov.
"They may feel good about the statements they're making, but it has little to no impact on the worldwide stage", Pyle said in a phone interview Wednesday.
"The agreement permits it, and I know because I helped negotiate that flexibility", he said.
"He was only off by a factor of 10, because [the Paris Agreement] will shave at least a degree Celsius and with proper ratcheting up, it will literally cut the projected warming in half, getting us onto a path where we could see stabilizing the warming below 2 degrees Celsius, what most scientists who study the impacts of climate change will tell you constitutes the level of unsafe interference with the climate". Macron's call on Thursday for the accord's remaining 194 countries to fill the void left by the United States may see the two sides push for greater cooperation. "I'm not sure why Youngstown got thrown into the mix like it did yesterday".
American presidents used to be praised for keeping promises.