Putin: ‘Don’t worry, be happy’ as Trump ditches climate deal

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After the USA withdrawal from the Paris deal sparked pledges of money and solidarity, Figueres said via Twitter on Friday, “Thank you Trump”.

The same poll found majority support for the Paris agreement in every U.S. state, amongst the general voting population.

Stodola said in a news release that he and 61 us mayors signed a statement, through the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda, informing Trump of their plan to “continue America’s leadership on climate change” within their cities.

Trump suggested the possibility of renegotiating the agreement but the leaders of Italy, Germany and France said that was not possible. The landmark agreement succeeded where past attempts failed because it allowed each country to set its own emission reduction targets and adopt its own strategies for reaching them.

Pittsburgh is committed fighting global warming, the Democrat said. “This is the first we’ve heard of it”, she said Thursday night.

The over-the-top critical reaction to this unremarkable event confirms what many Americans, and Canadians, believe.

Singapore also reaffirmed its commitment to the Paris Agreement. Rather than remain part of the world’s cooperative plan to address this danger, Trump is working to undermine it.

When it comes to leadership on climate change, however, Trump has abdicated Washington’s role. “You shouldn’t make a noise about this, but should create the conditions for joint work”, he said.

That is, that Trump is judged by different standards than previous US presidents for doing the same things they’ve done.

The move was denounced by leaders around the world including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and France’s president Emmanuel Macron.

General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt also expressed disappointment.

The agreement between 196 countries aims to curb the impacts of climate change. “Industry must now lead and not depend on government”, he tweeted.

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While the executive branch of the USA government speaks on behalf of our nation in matters of foreign affairs, it does not determine many aspects of whether and how the United States takes action on climate change. “The rest of the world wanted to tell us how to do it and we’re saying we will do it, but we will do it under our terms”.

Demonstrators protest President Trump’s decision to exit the Paris climate change accord

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