World leaders condemn Trump over climate accord

Claudine Rigal
Juin 3, 2017

Many thought he was joking.

Part of USA president Donald Trump's justification for pulling the country out of the global Paris climate agreement yesterdaywas that the deal wouldn't reduce temperatures enough to make an impact.

She said the agreement, which Trump rejected because he said it would impose "unfair" costs on U.S. industry, would ultimately result in more prosperity and greater opportunities for the world.

"At what point does America get demeaned? Nothing would be able to make us step backwards", said Merkel Friday morning to the German press.

The Paris agreement commits the U.S. and other countries to keep rising global temperatures well below 2 degrees Celsius higher than pre-industrial levels and endeavor to limit them to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Changes in weather patterns are increasing the likelihood of full blown hunger in many parts of the country.

"Even before Paris agreement, India has been working to protect the climate", Modi said at the SPIEF on Friday. This might increase emissions in the United States where it has dropped in the recent years due to the shale oil boom and growing adoption of natural gas.

Staring with a $15 million donation to the United Nations to make up for the United States' abrupt withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, Michael Bloomberg is gathering business leaders and politicians who told the New York. It will not be an easy task given that the USA is the second-biggest polluter.

"As I indicated several times in the process", Pruitt responded, visibly annoyed, "there is enough to deal with with respect to the Paris Agreement and making an informed decision about this important issue".

He also offered refuge to American scientists, engineers and citizens who were disappointed by Trump's announcement.

They are right to ignore the decision; scientific evidence abounds that global warming is a genuine threat to humankind. "What more can I add?" says Kawooya, who is also the Sembabule District Woman MP.

The latest polling suggests in withdrawing from global action on climate change, the president is out of sync with the thinking in his own country.

"And if the President wants to break the promises made to our allies enshrined in the historic Paris Agreement, we'll build and strengthen relationships around the world to protect the planet from devastating climate risks", the letter reads.

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