United States will hopefully rethink its decision on Paris climate agreement: Rajnath Singh
- Author: Joanne Flowers Jun 06, 2017,
Jun 06, 2017, 21:55
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 Trump's controversial decision to withdraw the country from the Paris Climate Agreement. "It's what we've always done", Haley said.
Apple, Amazon, Google, Lyft and Spotify are among hundreds of US businesses teaming up with state and local regulators to pledge their support for the Paris climate agreement as part of a new campaign debuting today.
Bangladesh would continue its efforts with all friends and partners around the globe to mobilise domestic and worldwide resources to address the grave threats posed by climate change, he added.
Pelosi said climate change is "the challenge to this generation" and her "flagship issue".
Since taking office in January, President Trump has been under global pressure to stay with the Paris Agreement. That is a reason to require the United States to make deeper cuts now than other countries must make, especially given that the United States is continuing to emit greenhouse gases at a much higher per capita rate than other large emitters, such as China and India.
"Some day we may see this as the moment when we made a decision to save our planet", President Obama said last September, as he and Chinese President Xi Jinping formally joined the Paris climate accord, a move that compelled other countries to follow suit and led toward the landmark deal officially entering into force that fall.
In the case of climate change, the pie is the atmosphere's capacity to absorb our emissions without triggering catastrophic change to our planet's climate.
Treaty supporters note that it is actually non-binding - no country was required to do anything - but the presence of the United States, the second-largest polluter after China, was considered vital. If a country chooses not to passively evade but to actively embrace it, climate change will be not just a global problem to request costly mitigation but also an economic opportunity to create millions of new jobs.
"This Administration's increasingly defensive attempts to spin their disastrous decision to leave the Paris Agreement knows no bounds, no shame, and no respect for reality", Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune said in a statement Sunday.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, also on Sunday's "Meet The Press", was one of the members of the administration to push President Trump to exit the agreement, and firmly defended the president's decision Sunday morning, including repeating his assertion that other nations around the world applauded the USA previously signing on because "it put us at an economic disadvantage". This could help drive the country from a labor-intensive, developing economy - a world factory - to an innovation-based, developed one - a global innovation centre.
A recent New York Times editorial (May 22) compared the recent performance of India and China with the recent actions of the United States under President Trump. We are increasing investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency. 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.
She was mostly with Donald Trump during the diplomatic maneuvers.
The rally in support of Trump's decision was organized by the Fairfax County Republican Committee and the Republican Party of Virginia, and it was also touted by the Trump-Pence campaign.
"There seemed to be an implication during your back and forth with the White House press corps that the rest of the world wanted the United States in it to slow down the United States". The views expressed here are entirely his own.