Tillerson backs United States to cut emissions

Tillerson backs United States to cut emissions

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday reaffirmed President Trump's commitment to the environment days after Trump announced he was pulling the United States out of the Paris climate change agreement.

"I have not had an opportunity to have that discussion", Spicer said.

Ahead of Trump's announcement Thursday, other top CEOs in the US urged the president not to withdraw the USA from the Paris agreement, including Apple CEO Tim Cook and Exxon CEO Darren Woods.

"America has unilaterally ceded global leadership on this issue, which, for years, even Republican presidents, George H.W. Bush, you know, pushed in this direction", he added.

"Does the president believe today that climate change is a hoax?". A mere 11 percent said his actions would help the cause, while a third of Americans said they thought Trump's actions would have no impact.

Among other things, the French video says that the $3bn (£2.3bn) that former US Presdent Barack Obama pledged to the Green Climate Fund is "less per capita than many other countries including Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Sweden".

Americans believe climate change has already begun.


"Thank you, everybody", Trump said. In addition, nations - inspired by the actions of local and regional governments, along with businesses - came to recognize that fighting climate change brings significant economic and public health benefits.

Gore said at the time the Clinton White House agreed with that position and it became the policy of the United States for the entire period the Kyoto accord was in effect - right up to its official demise at the end of 2012. He questioned whether global warming is an "existential threat", but did say that "global warming is occurring, that human activity contributes to it, in some manner".

The Paris accord commits countries to holding global temperature rises to "well below" 2C above pre-industrial levels, which will require global emissions to be cut to net zero by the second half of the century. ". People have called me a climate skeptic or a climate denier. Pruitt asked. ". The United States has a seat at the table. At what point do they start laughing at us as a country?

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