President Trump Withdraws The US From The Paris Climate Agreement
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 07, 2017,
Jun 07, 2017, 16:08
And they won't be.
The top American diplomat said that Trump believes the climate is changing, and he does know that pollutants are a part of that equation.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell applauded him "for dealing yet another significant blow to the Obama administration's assault on domestic energy production and jobs".
"It's both bad energy policy and, as equally important, bad for America's leadership in the world when you couple this with what he did not do overseas in supporting and reaffirming America's commitment on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and pulling out of the Asia-Pacific trade agreement".
"The Paris agreement is irreversible and will be implemented because it is our responsibility", Macron said following a meeting with Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and former NY mayor Michael Bloomberg in Paris.
Worldwide leaders reacted with disappointment, even anger.
"Truly", Pruitt said, "Paris at its core was a bunch of words committed to very minimal environmental benefits".
What does it mean for the deal itself and for climate change and the environment?
Over the course of the day, Baker's office said the governor was able to connect with Scott and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, one of the founding members of the U.S. Climate Alliance.
The EU and China announced they would increase cooperation on climate change in Brussels on Friday.
China's state news agency Xinhua published a commentary that described Mr Trump's move as a "global setback".
"We believe in states" rights and so, if a locality, municipality or a state wants to enact a policy that their voters, or their citizens believe in, then that's what they should do'.
French President Emmanuel Macron and other world leaders have also expressed disappointment with President Trump's decision.
He had put the USA in league with two other nations - Syria and Nicaragua - who have not signed onto the deal agreed by over 190 other nations.
Other countries, including India, signalled their commitment to the accord, but Russian President Vladimir Putin said that while the United States should have remained in the 2015 deal, he would not judge Trump, and warned about the accord's impact on jobs and poverty.
One of the most vulnerable U.S. installations is the U.S. Naval Support Facility at the Diego Garcia atoll in the Indian Ocean, which acts as a logistics hub for U.S. forces in the Middle East and has an average elevation of four feet above sea level.
The UN body that handles climate negotiations said the accord could not be renegotiated based on the request of a single nation.