Not even the Midwest agrees with Trump on Paris climate accord
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 04, 2017,
Jun 04, 2017, 11:50
India is committed to the Paris Climate Agreement irrespective of what other nations decide, said the Centre said today, hours after President Donald Trump announced that the United States will pull out of the Paris Climate Accord. But not so fast: the Mayor of Pittsburgh, Bill Peduto, quickly reminded Trump that wasn't the case.
At an election campaign event in York, he said: "Given the chance to present a united front from our global partners she (Mrs May) has instead opted for silence and once again subservience to Donald Trump". In MIT News's write up of the study, Monier was quoted as saying, "The Paris agreement is certainly a step in the right direction, but it is only a step". The historic deal was hammered out over a period of weeks in December 2015 and went into effect on 4 November, 2016 under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Already, renewable energy investments like the one at Green Port Hull are employing thousands of people, and export markets are growing.
That is, that Trump is judged by different standards than previous US presidents for doing the same things they've done.
This means the U.S. would not be out of the Paris Agreement until November 4 2020, the day after the next presidential election.
"Canada has had more progressive policies on climate for a couple of decades than in the U.S.in general and a lot of the actions in Canada has come from the provinces as is also the case in the US", said Sydney Ribaux.
In a background briefing with reporters Thursday afternoon, White House advisers repeatedly declined to answer questions about whether Trump thinks climate change is real. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang was in Brussels for an EU-China business summit. The United States signed the deal under former President Barack Obama in-line with his ambitious agenda against climate change. The US is the world's second biggest carbon emitter.
"The gravity of this subject is well documented and everyone knows the considerable efforts we have to deliver to be up to this major challenge, and yet, the president of the United States has consciously made a decision to pull out of the deal". "Even though this administration keeps saying that climate action is somehow bad for the economy, most USA companies don't agree with that assessment". Turning Mr Trump's slogan against him, continued that France would continue the fight to "Make our planet great again".