200+ mayors, 10 governors counter Trump's exit from Paris Agreement

Ahead of Trump's announcement Thursday, other top CEOs in the US urged the president not to withdraw the USA from the Paris agreement, including Apple CEO Tim Cook and Exxon CEO Darren Woods.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll was conducted online in English throughout the United States. "Our commitment to the environment is 5,000 years old".

In this April 24, 2017 photo, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. And you know why?

According to Manguiat, the US could do just that by simply submitting another document to the United Nations, which it may do at any time after withdrawal takes effect - even immediately, if the president so chose.

Since Trump's announcement on Thursday, at least 211 mayors adopted the Paris goals for their own cities, and at least 17 governors have released individual statements saying they stand by the Paris deal, agreed in late 2015 by every country in the world except Syria and Nicaragua.

Lori Robertson, managing editor of FactCheck.org which is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Centre, said there was nothing in the Paris agreement that stipulates which countries can and cannot build coal plants.

Politico reported in its "Playbook" newsletter that while Trump was spending the weekend at his Florida golf club, he cited inaccurate weather reports as reasoning for pulling out of the Paris accord, seemingly suggesting a disbelief in climate science.

While the USA president has vowed to protect the jobs of coal miners, they represent a small and shrinking part of America's labor pool, and the forces that threaten their future will not be reduced by pulling out of the Paris accord.

Among those who called out Trump for misleading the country and the world was Der Spiegel, the German news weekly that has already had some in-your-face covers taking aim at the president. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was among the world leaders who tried and failed to convince Trump to stay true to Obama's promises.

"Trump's withdrawal is a catastrophe for the climate".

In response, France's foreign ministry posted a 44-second-long video on Twitter and said: "We've seen the @WhiteHouse video about the #ParisAccord".

Haley said the regulations from the Paris agreement were disadvantaging the companies. The letter was addressed jointly to the U.N. secretary general and the executive secretary to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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