The World Reacts to Trump's Exit from the Paris Climate Agreement

A comment that Donald Trump made yesterday in the White House Rose Garden when he announced the United States would pull out of the global Paris climate agreement was not based in science. "This situation needs to be thoroughly assessed", TASS news agency quoted Putin as saying.

"As 82 mayors representing 39 million Americans, we will adopt, honor and uphold the commitments to the goals enshrined in the Paris Agreement", says the statement on online publishing platform Medium. And if the president wants to break the promises made to our allies enshrined in the historic Paris Agreement, we'll build and strengthen relationships around the world to protect the planet from devastating climate risks. On June 2, Mayor Bill Peduto said that he is joining a coalition that intends to uphold the Paris Agreement, called Mayors for 100% Clean Energy.

The original video blasts the $3 billion UN "slush fund" while the French video points out the United States' financial contribution to the green climate is less per capita than many other countries - including Germany, France, the UK and Sweden.

He said his own foundation will help coordinate the U.S. effort, which will be called America's Pledge, and it will help submit "nationally determined contributions" like other nations.

"Climate change is real".

"The nations that remain in the Paris agreement will be the nations that reap the benefits in jobs and industries created", Obama said. The U.S. was supposed to provide an additional $2 billion, but Trump has balked at that idea, and his proposed budget includes cuts to global climate programs.

But Mr Bloomberg, now the United Nations special envoy for cities and climate change, said work would continue to reduce emissions despite Mr Trump's statement.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she'll rally Europe and the world behind the Paris climate accord, calling it "irreversible" even after President Donald Trump's pullout. A fundamental commitment they make is to foster all of life and advocate for just policies and decisions to reduce the impact of global climate change.

"The Paris agreement is here to stay and the 29 articles of this Paris agreement are not to be renegotiated".

  • Salvatore Jensen