Google and Facebook Join Cities in Challenging Trump on Climate

Cities and states across the USA, governors and over 200 mayors have vowed to keep fighting climate change and adopt clean energy technologies, despite President Trump's controversial decision to withdraw the country from the Paris Climate Agreement.

The agreement is the result of years of negotiations that began in 2011 in Durban, South Africa and concluded at the UN Climate Talks held in Paris in December 2015.

The new open letter features many of those mayors and governors, as well as more than 170 college and university presidents and hundreds of businesses, investment groups and other organizations.

More than 1,000 governors, mayors, businesses and others are committing to uphold the goals of the Paris climate change agreement.

"And what you're seeing the U.S.do is making sure we're taking care of the USA first", Haley said. Kerry continued, "This is only the start and I will have more to announce shortly, but make no mistake, the United States will continue to lead in the global fight against climate change".

While the United States decision is disheartening, we remain inspired by the growing momentum around the world to combat climate change and transition to clean growth economies.

"John, I just gave you the answer", said Ms. Halley. Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and SpaceX, made good on his threat to leave several of the president's advisory councils if the president pulled the USA out of the climate deal.

With the USA virtually isolated on the world stage, a string of administration officials went on the offensive to justify the President's decision to abandon the 195-nation Paris deal curbing global emissions. Make your voice heard: Contact your Congressmen, your state and local government representatives, to insist that the US get with the program and rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement.

The Paris agreement, which consists of individual greenhouse gas limits from almost 200 nations, is not designed for participation from parties other than national governments. "Because if he did believe in it, you wouldn't pull out of Paris (Agreement)", said Kerry in an interview with NBC. Leaders of 211 cities have declared themselves "Climate Mayors" and promised to work toward the Paris targets. The business leaders and officials described Trump's move as "out of step with what is happening in the United States".

  • Zachary Reyes