Comey: President Trump Asked For Loyalty, End Of Flynn Probe
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 16, 2017,
Jun 16, 2017, 22:32
Much of the bill's language makes reference to the worldwide scope of the problem, and celebrates that almost every country on earth came together to dedicate resources to fighting climate change.
Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim, along with Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa, Kauai County Mayor Bernard Carvalho and Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, signed a joint statement declaring the counties' support of the Paris agreement. Felice Stadler, senior director of campaigns for USA climate and political affairs at the Environmental Defense Fund, sees this response as a silver lining to Trump's withdrawal.
North Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson joined a chorus of global leaders in expressing concern over Trump's decision to pull the us from the climate-change agreement, calling it "short-sighted and silly". It would have helped create millions of jobs in the renewable energy sector, which is presently outpacing jobs in the fossil fuel industry.
Senate Bill 559 expands the state's strategies and efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
China is by far the world's largest user of coal, which accounts for nearly two-thirds of its energy use and has made it the No. 1 emitter of climate-changing greenhouse gases.
Hawaii is particularly vulnerable to climate change. The nation's consumption of coal fell in 2016 for a third consecutive year, but rebounded slightly in 2017.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of North Korea said that Trump's move and his overall "America First" foreign policy "is the height of egoism and moral vacuum seeking only their own well-being even at the cost of the entire planet".
As in the past, the BMW Group will continue to work at an worldwide level - including with U.S. stakeholders - to facilitate the reduction of greenhouse gases and address global warming.
"It's backward looking and it's going to hurt the US", he said.
The U.S. will cease honoring non-binding parts of the deal "as of today (June 1)", Trump said, adding that his administration will also cease implementation of the "draconian financial and economic burdens the agreement imposes on our country".
"This won't likely affect me as much as it will affect them", he said.