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Obama slams Trump for exiting Paris climate deal

Obama slams Trump for exiting Paris climate deal

Trump said that he would begin negotiations to re-enter the agreement or establish "an entirely new transaction" to get a better deal for the U.S. But he suggested re-entry was hardly a priority.

Some of Virginia's Democratic members in Congress quickly condemned Trump's announcement. S. will withdraw from the Paris global climate pact. That's according to a White House official, congressional officials and others briefed by the White House.

"To unapologetically stand and declare "I was elected as President of Pittsburgh NOT PARIS"!" Trump didn't indicate that he wanted to abandon the overall treaty.

A USA mayor has hit back after Donald Trump claimed he was "elected by voters of Pittsburgh, not Paris" while announcing his withdrawal from a global climate change agreement.

Here's what that means for you and some other facts about this decision.

If Donald Trump pulls the United States out of the Paris Agreement he will be committing a traitorous act of war against the American people.

"We are getting out and we will start to renegotiate", Trump said at the Rose Garden of the White House.

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As part of Trump's decision, the USA will immediately halt contributions to the Green Climate Fund, a United Nations body that helps developing countries adopt climate-friendly policies.

"When Australia makes a commitment to a global agreement, we follow through and that's exactly what we're doing", he told Parliament. His statement on Thursday also notably does not reference Trump directly. The Paris Agreement was born out of effective multilateralism and a desire to find a cooperative solution to a global problem.

Rick Manning of Americans for Limited Government commends President Trump's decision here. This means that the USA will leave the Paris Agreement in 2020.

Abetz says a report by chief scientist Alan Finkel on Australia's electricity sector should be delayed while a thorough assessment is made of the United States decision's impact. But he added that its implementation will not be as effective "without the key signatories".

We'll see if we can make a deal that's fair.

I'm meeting tonight and tomorrow the Chinese prime minister in Brussels and we need to talk about this with the Chinese.

He said in an email to "stakeholders" sent out today that Adelaide Oval would glow green tonight to "show our State's support for effective action on climate change". He also said that the terms of the Accord are not tough enough for China and India, unlike the United States.

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"At this moment, when climate change is already causing devastating harm around the world, we do not have the moral right to turn our backs on efforts to preserve this planet for future generations", Sanders said. "With this move, that now changes, and I fear we'll be left behind on climate and energy issues as well as many others".

China says it will work with the European Union to uphold the worldwide agreement on climate change even if the USA pulls out.

"President Trump has betrayed the world and the trust of almost 200 nations with this reprehensible and destructive decision", Greenpeace campaigner Nikola Casule told AAP. China is the top emitter of man-made carbon dioxide emissions, and the United States is second.

Removing the USA from the Paris climate agreement will cost the country new jobs and industries, said former President Barack Obama on Thursday.

McKenna plans to meet with her US counterpart in Italy next week, where she says she will seek clarity on the USA position. Trump himself kept everyone in suspense, saying he was still listening to "a lot of people both ways".

Energy Secretary Rick Perry praised Trump's decision.

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