What is the motive behind Trump's withdrawal from climate change accord?
- Author: Larry Hoffman Jun 10, 2017,
Jun 10, 2017, 15:03
Tapper initially asked Haley to confirm whether or not Trump still believed his famous 2013 claim that global warming was a hoax "invented by and for the Chinese" in order to hurt United States manufacturing.
She asserted that staying in the Paris Agreement would be "in our national interest", saying the accord was supported by military generals who see global warming as a national security issue and by business leaders who believe action to address climate change would create jobs.
A statement by the group calls Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the climate accord "a grave mistake that endangers the American public and hurts America's economic security and diplomatic reputation". "Haley wouldn't address Trump's infamous claim that "the concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make USA manufacturing non-competitive", saying only that, "[He] knows that it's changing and that the United States has to be responsible for it and that's what we're going to do".
She should continue doing her part. "I think that's the very positive thing about US-India relationship", US Consul General Craig L Hall said. Trump himself ignored a question about climate change when asked by journalists during an unrelated event Friday, although he did joke that Thursday's decision had proven "controversial". "And that's what we're going to do". Pressed on the issue by reporters, one of them said "can we stay on topic, please".
He said that India would get billions of dollars for meeting its commitment under the 2015 Paris Agreement along with China and gain a financial advantage over the US. "You're not willing to acknowledge that calling climate change a Chinese hoax is just a big box of insane?" She asserted that if someone says we signed the pact due to lure of money and pressure from someone, it is wrong.
In a speech delivered on 1 June, Trump argued that the current deal puts the USA at a disadvantage and called for a fresh round of negotiations to reach a new, "fairer" accord. The world is depending on cities in the U.S.to take up the mantle of leadership on climate change.
Haley's revelation comes at a time when the White House has refused to comment on Trump's views in the wake of the exit announcement.