Michael Bloomberg Is Happy To Bankroll The Paris Climate Accord

German Chancellor Angela Merkel commented on Trump's reluctance to reaffirm greenhouse gas cuts, saying, "The entire discussion about climate was very hard, if not to say very dissatisfying".

While government funding remains vital, Espinosa said, "this kind of support is crucial for the work of the Secretariat to assist nations in their efforts to implement their commitments under the Paris Climate Change Agreement". Pruitt again answered by insisting their discussions about the Paris accord were centered exclusively on whether the accord was good for the US, claiming it had put the nation at an "economic disadvantage".

Baker had said he was disappointed in Trump's decision and committed to promoting clean energy and reduced carbon emissions in MA, but demurred when asked earlier in the day about joining the coalition.

Trump's histrionic, largely symbolic and recklessly self-destructive decision to abandon the Paris Climate Agreement means, among other things, that far more Americans know about the Paris Climate agreement this morning than 24 hours ago.

By exiting the Paris agreement, Trump ignored the external pressure and put Americans before global governance.

U.S. President Donald Trump was pressed at the recent G7 summit in Italy about his resistance to the Paris deal.

Trump said he intends to exit the Paris climate agreement, and that got Macron in front of a camera.

Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) CEO Elon Musk and Walt Disney (DIS.N) CEO Robert Iger said they would leave White House advisory councils after Trump's move.

United States allies have publicly criticized the Trump administration's decision to leave the deal, which was signed by the Obama administration and took effect in November. "Importantly, it is also out of step with what is happening in the United States".

The Washington Post noted in a story before Trump's decision that the US would join Syria and Nicaragua as the only countries not part of the Paris climate change agreement.

It's hard to know exactly what motivates President Trump. My guess, though is that he withdrew from Paris precisely because he needed to show his isolationist, America-first followers that he would walk away from a passel of treaties, and that he rejected diplomacy as a tool of global leadership - in a way that would have fewer real-world repercussions than keeping his campaign promise to terminate NAFTA.

"Well, it was a policy decision", Tillerson told reporters at the State Department.

"In the USA, it is local and state governments, along with businesses, that are primarily responsible for the dramatic decrease in greenhouse gas emissions in recent years", the note continues. The deal benefits US manufacturing, and encourages investment in new technologies and opportunities, 30 leaders said in a public letter earlier this month. "The recent announcement by the U.S. administration on its withdrawal ... is regrettable".

The World Meteorological Organization estimated that USA withdrawal from the emissions-cutting accord could add 0.3 degrees Celsius to global temperatures by the end of the century in a worst-case scenario. Zeke Miller, White House correspondent for TIME Magazine, asked.

  • Zachary Reyes