Trump announces US will leave Paris climate change accord

Simply put, the private sector already chose a low-carbon future.

"Generations from now, Americans will look back at Donald Trump's decision to leave the Paris Agreement as one of the most ignorant and risky actions ever taken by any President", Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune said in a statement. Trump announced the USA would be removing itself form the agreement on Thursday.

The announcement was not unexpected, nor was Trump's rationale that the deal was unfair to the USA and gave good terms to nations like India and China.

"This is a major setback for the worldwide community and it is essential that the decision of the United States does not weaken global resolve".

"For the exclusive benefits of other countries, leaving American workers, who I love, and tax payers to observe the cost in terms of job loss, low wages, shattered factories and vastly diminish economic production".

"If we don't do anything, we might shoot over 5 degrees or more and that would be catastrophic", said John Reilly, the co-director of the program, adding that MIT's scientists had had no contact with the White House and were not offered a chance to explain their work. Unfortunately, Trump's decision to withdraw from it cripples those industries right as they're starting to see returns on their investments.

US President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that Washington will leave the Paris Agreement on climate.

"The United State under Trump will continue to be the cleanest and the most environment-friendly country on the planet".


The focus on tackling climate change should be directed to Asia where "about one giant coal fired power plant" is built every week, Dudley said.

Donald Trump revealed he is quitting the world's first comprehensive deal on climate change in a bombshell speech outside the White House on Thursday.

"As of today, the United States will cease all implementation of the non-binding Paris accord", he told a news conference.

"However, Trump's unilateral action, in an attempt to derail this crucial agreement, displays his complete ignorance to science, facts and what is now considered a self-evident truth". China and the European Union have hinted that they will go forward with the deal, USA participation or not. "We don't want other leaders and other countries laughing at us anymore, and they won't be".

Trump said Thursday that the US will withdraw from the landmark global agreement to curb carbon-dioxide emissions. "IBM believes we can make a constructive contribution by having a direct dialogue with the Administration - as we do with governments around the world", a spokesperson said in an email.

That means the USA could stay in the accord and choose not to hit its goals or stay in the pact but adjust its targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

He suggested the existing agreement was "about other countries gaining an advantage over the United States".

"I was elected by voters of Pittsburgh, not Paris", he said. By abandoning the Paris Agreement, this administration will further perpetuate environmental racism and climate injustice against Indigenous peoples experiencing the worst effects of climate change across the globe. "This agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the United States", he said, claiming that other countries have laughed at the US for agreeing to the terms".

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