American coasts and cities vs hinterland in climate change battle

Sunday, 04 Jun, 2017

Trump peddled dozens of wildly disproven falsehoods in justifying exiting the agreement, which prompted swift backlash from the worldwide community, diplomats, Trump's own Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, and major usa companies like Apple, Microsoft and Intel.

"Canada has had more progressive policies on climate for a couple of decades than in the U.S.in general and a lot of the actions in Canada has come from the provinces as is also the case in the USA", said Sydney Ribaux. The message that Trump is sending is that no agreement with the U.S.is permanent; a new administration will simply undo agreements made by prior administrations, often for unclear or dishonest reasons.

"The American government may have pulled out of the agreement, but the American people remain committed to it - and we will meet our targets". "I am going to discuss that with the highest officials in China this week".

During Trump's speech Thursday, he claimed that US contributions to the Green Climate Fund - a pool of money the United Nations uses to help countries implement clean energy tech - and other environmental initiatives have placed a "draconian" burden on the United States.

Today, the future livability of our planet was threatened by President Trump's careless decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement.

Donald Trump, however, said that his administration would renegotiate either to re-enter the Paris accord or to have a new agreement "on terms that are fair to the United States, its businesses, its workers, its people, its taxpayers".

The original video kicks off with a slide that reads "The Paris Accord is a bad deal for America", while the French version offers the same exact start with a few minor edits added in red text: "Leaving the Paris Accord is a bad deal for America and the World".

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Olympic champion Monica Puig sent veteran Italian Roberta Vinci to her 10th first round loss in 13 visits, winning 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. This marked Kerber's 11th consecutive trip to the French Open with her best coming in 2012 when she reached the quarterfinals.

Years later, White House officials, from press secretary Sean Spicer to counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway, are dodging questions from reporters about whether Trump still believes climate change is a hoax, or if he agrees with the 97% of climate scientists who say climate change is real and caused by human behavior.

The United States under this accord had pledged to cut greenhouse emissions 26 to 28 per cent by 2025 and agreed to pay 3 billion dollar in aid for other poor and developing countries by 2020.

U.S. think tank Climate Interactive predicts that if all nations fully achieve their Paris pledges, the average global surface temperature rise by 2100 will be 3.3°, or 3.6° without the US.

Ahead of Trump's announcement Thursday, other top CEOs in the USA urged the president not to withdraw the US from the Paris agreement, including Apple CEO Tim Cook and Exxon CEO Darren Woods. Only two other countries, Nicaragua and Syria, were not part of the deal. "For us, the whole "Pittsburgh not Paris" has really resonated".

US President Donald Trump wrongly claimed that the Paris Agreement would leave India and China unchecked on building coal-fired power plants, an American web-based fact checking media outlet has said.

Key points in the agreement include peaking greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible and achieving a balance between sources of energy in the second half of this century.