Even North Korea Is Criticizing Trump Pulling Out Of The Paris Accord

Last week, President Trump, who has called climate change a "hoax", received backlash from global leaders and top executives around the world after announcing he would pull the United States out the Paris climate agreement.

David Ige, shown here in 2014, has signed a bill to implement goals of the Paris Agreement in his state.

At the signing ceremony, Ige said that "climate change is".

With Trump's withdrawal, the USA joins Syria and Nicaragua as countries in the United Nations climate group not on board with the Paris climate accord. Now even North Korea is criticizing Trump on climate change, calling his move "selfish", and "the height of egotism". Another bill establishes a "Carbon Farming Task Force", which will evaluate agriculture and aquaculture practices for improved soil health and carbon sequestration.

"Reducing greenhouse emissions in Hawaii is now the law - the state law", reports Hawaii Public Radio's Bill Dorman.

The governors of Washington, California and NY on the same day announced the creation of a "climate alliance" of states that would remain committed to the Paris goals.

"The hostile policy of the US against the DPRK has grown so unreasonable and reckless today that they are even coercing other countries to sacrifice their relations with the DPRK under the pretext of ensuring the U.S security".

It's not exactly news that North Korea is upset with the United States.

Although Hawaii already has strong environmental rules, the new law is the first to directly refer to the standards of the Paris agreement, said Glen Andersen, who tracks energy and climate issues at the National Conference of State Legislatures.

For another, Trump's team had cherry-picked the evidence, looking for the lowest number they could find-no matter if it was applicable or not-among the studies that explored the impact of the climate accord, said Erwan Monier, co-author of the study and principal research scientist at MIT's department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. As I wrote in the memo I created immediately after the dinner, it is possible we understood the phrase "honest loyalty" differently, but I decided it wouldn't be productive to push it further.

The group says its members will remain actively involved with the worldwide community as it looks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and stop the planet from warming more than 1.5 degrees Celsius (about 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above preindustrial levels.

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  • Leroy Wright