Addressing climate change is an urgent issue
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 10, 2017,
Jun 10, 2017, 23:37
Trump said on Thursday that the landmark 2015 climate agreement threatened millions of jobs and productivity, and that he would start a multi-year process to withdraw from the deal, which has been signed by nearly every other nation on Earth.
The City has set a greenhouse gas emission reduction target of 26-28 percent by 2025 and 80 percent by 2050.
Governor Matt Mead said Wyoming will need more than this for the coal industry to rebound.
The Idaho Chapter of Sierra Club has focused on the city of Boise to lead based on its history, climate action efforts and willingness to drive innovation in the state.
The resolution says the state is projected to lose 11,000 outdoor recreation jobs and $281 million in labor earnings in recreation and tourism by 2050 as a result of climate change, and that the city is being directly threatened as well. The very next day after the governor of California discussed directly with China and pledged to follow solid environmental policies, the governor of Hawaii, David Ige, signed a bill to align Hawaii to the goals of the Paris Agreement.
'The battle against climate change is irreversible, ' Rodriguez said.
Helena could be the next to join a group of cities vowing to uphold an worldwide climate agreement rejected by President Donald Trump.
The ruler of the tiny city-state on the Mediterranean Sea told reporters Wednesday that if he met the USA leader he would also tell him to "look at the tremendous implications that go along with having the US withdraw from the Paris agreement".
While Perry maintained a relatively low profile during his visit, Brown, who had described Trump's move as "insane", went on a public relations offensive as he sought to fill the vacuum left by the USA leader in the climate change fight.
The cost of renewables is rapidly declining, and market forces will ensure that clean energy continues to displace fossil fuels. Speaking in March, University of Minnesota associate professor Tracy Twine warned that the threats posed to North Dakota by climate change could include extreme weather, flooding and new precipitation patterns.
We can not afford to fall behind on climate action. That means the United States can not complete withdrawal from the Paris Agreement before November 05, 2020.
We strongly encourage the President to reconsider this decision, and to restore the U.S.'s full participation in this essential global agreement.