Timing may thwart Trump's decision to quit Paris pact
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 03, 2017,
Jun 03, 2017, 18:53
Trump ran on getting the US out of the deal, he won, and he is doing what he said he would do. Of course, when the newly appointed Trump Administration declared their interest in withdrawing "for economic growth in America", the tech giant attempted to sway the decision.
The same poll found majority support for the Paris agreement in every USA state, amongst the general voting population.
Alaska hasn't seen any official statewide policy initiatives on climate change since an effort under former Governor Sarah Palin, almost a decade ago.
At his White House withdrawal announcement, Trump complained that the global agreement, signed by 197 countries during the previous Obama administration, was "unfair" to American workers that imposed "draconian" restrictions on the U.S. sovereignty and domestic economic activities.
"They may feel good about the statements they're making, but it has little to no impact on the global stage", Pyle said in a phone interview Wednesday. The Trump withdrawal is not going to happen tomorrow, and depending on a range of factors, including his own re-election, may not happen at all. The mayors of those cities, however, said they disagreed with Trump's decision.
Additionally, 82 USA mayors have also pledged to uphold the Paris Climate Agreement.
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto also vowed to follow the "guidelines" of the Paris Agreement, although he gave no specifics. The decision dismays many people around the world, to be sure, just as other American decisions have dismayed numerous same people over the years.
"Donald Trump is really a representative of a world gone by, a world that is looking back in the rear-view mirror and does not see what is happening today", Hidalgo said.