USA will exit Paris climate deal

Claudine Rigal
Juin 5, 2017

TURKEY: Chief negotiator for climate change talks, Mehmet Emin Birpinar, said "We hope that the other countries will not follow Trump saying, 'If USA did it, I will also do it.' If they follow [him], this will cause the Paris deal to collapse".

"Undoubtedly the withdrawal of the US from the Paris Agreement is regrettable - after all, the United States is the second biggest polluter in the world", Pomerants told BNS on Friday. He said that the best course of action is to create circumstances where world leaders can work together to redefine the accord, and that the world needs to take the Paris agreement as a starting point and work from there. "His decision was no, and that was the extent of our discussions". Yesterday he made a strong statement where he doubled down on his commitment to the climate-change agreement and appealed to the American people (especially the scientific community) to work with France.

A Vox analysis found that Trump has tweeted such skepticism at least 115 times since 2011, describing global warming as "mythical", "nonexistent", "fictional", an "expensive hoax" and "bulls--".

France's new president is positioning himself as the anti-Trump.

"Moreover, China has taken concrete moves to positively deal with climate change and made obvious progress, demonstrating the worldwide responsibility shouldered by China and conforming with China's choice of sustainable growth", a state media report said Friday.

"We haven't run new models overnight but the indications are that it could be in the worst case scenario in the order of 0.3 degrees Celsius", Terblanche told reporters in Geneva, referring to a possible rise over pre-industrial temperatures.

FRENCH POLYNESIA: President of the Assembly Marcel Tuihani expressed his "stupefaction" at Trump's decision.

Meanwhile, both India and China has made it clear that it will not pull out of the Paris Climate deal, despite U.S. exit.

"We feel the betrayal much more significantly because we realize that much of his support comes from within our own faith backgrounds", Webb said of Trump.

The World Meteorological Organization said the U.S. withdrawal from the emissions-cutting accord could add 0.3 degrees Celsius to global temperatures by the end of the century in "a worst-case scenario".

MIT issued the following statement on Thursday, June 1 2017. He said cities across the world are working in solidarity to curb climate change.

In a 2016 paper, Climate Change and Health, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, ACP outlined the negative consequences that climate change will have on public and individual health.

Brian Webb, director of Climate Caretakers, a group that advocates for prayer as part of its approach to combating the effects of climate change, said Pence's claim was wrong.

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