Nikki Haley: Trump Does Believe in Climate Change, Humans' Role In It

US President Donald Trump announces his decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Accords in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on June 1, 2017.

Trump would consider "perhaps a new construct of an agreement" and "wants to stay engaged on the issue", he added, without confronting that fact that multiple European leaders said last week following Trump's withdrawal that the deal could not be renegotiated. "I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh", he said.

World governments have failed to accelerate and scale up renewable energy adoption quickly enough to meet the climate action goals set out in the Paris Agreement, the International Energy Agency said in a recent report titled Energy Technology Perspectives.

President Donald Trump does believe the world climate is changing and humans bear some responsibility, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said in an interview on Saturday.

That's because Trump has tweeted in the past that "The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make USA manufacturing non-competitive".

Trump said he would end the United States' participation in the United Nations' Green Climate Fund for the same reason. "I am sure the United States will rethink its decision".

First, the 0.2 degree-figure used in the talking point reflects the incremental impact of the Paris Agreement compared with the earlier Copenhagen agreement.

For example, Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, could only offer faint praise for the accord in a December 2015 New York Times op-ed, charging that it did just enough "to keep both environmentalists and the fossil fuel industry from complaining too much".

With input from all participants, the U.S. Climate Alliance will also act as a forum to sustain and strengthen existing climate programs, promote the sharing of information and best practices, and implement new programs to reduce carbon emissions from all sectors of the economy.

The US now joins Nicaragua and Syria in not being a part of the Paris Agreement. China will continue polluting for a "staggering number of years", he said, referring to its self-determined mitigation target. Scientists anticipate climate change could push the Earth to risky temperatures much sooner with United States retreat from the pledge because the country burns so much energy.

"There has to be far more focus on the economic message", Kerry said, saying the USA is putting itself at a competitive disadvantage in green technology sectors.

  • Larry Hoffman