Mike Bloomberg pledges $15 million for climate research
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 06, 2017,
Jun 06, 2017, 16:13
Cities and states across the U.S., governors and over 200 mayors have vowed to keep fighting climate change and adopt clean energy technologies, despite President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the country from the Paris Climate Agreement.
The new coalition includes dozens of university and college leaders, including the chancellors of six University of California campuses, the president of New York University, plus schools from many states in between the coasts.
Now with the decision by the largest economy to pull out of an global accord on climate change, the ripple effect for the prospect of renewable energy will surely be felt across the globe, said John Sterman, professor at the Sloan School of Management of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The alliance plans to seek official status with the countries that have signed on to the Paris agreement.
"Future generations will judge us not on the fact of global climate change", Brown told the City Club, "but on what we do to tackle it".
"U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement creates uncertainty for businesses and governments around the world about investment opportunities in the solar, wind and other emerging green energy industries", Sterman told Xinhua.
"The government plays a huge part in the R&D (research and development) infrastructure in this country", said Nahm. I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris. Within the USA, the announcement saw protests amidst questions about President Trump's views on climate change.
"If we can, great".
The Saudis, who consisted of 15 of the 19 September 11, 2001, hijackers, are shown as strong allies with our president, from New York City, literally "dancing to their tunes".
The co-founder of the MIT program on climate change told The Associated Press that the administration was citing an outdated report, taken out of context. Developed countries make a pledged contribution to the fund, which will go towards preparing developing nations for climate change and helping them keep their greenhouse gas emissions low. The U.S.is recognized as the second biggest carbon emitter after China.
The United States as a democracy should not favor royal despots over the American people.
Trump's Rose Garden announcement that pulled the USA out of the Paris agreement was reportedly based on research published by MIT researchers a year ago.