Stefanik blasts Trump for backing out of Paris climate accord

Stefanik blasts Trump for backing out of Paris climate accord

It's official. Trump formally announced his plans to withdraw USA support of the Paris climate agreement Thursday afternoon via a Facebook live stream from the White House Rose Garden.

Democrats blasted the president's move. "And that is an aroused citizenry in America, and aroused nations of the world who will not tolerate this kind of deviant behavior from the highest office in the land".

"We stand ready to assist the Trump Administration in achieving the goal of protecting Americans, their communities, and their way of life", he said.

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy and Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe also expressed interest in joining the new pact.

"As we know in the North Country, protecting our environment goes hand in hand with strengthening our economy". "The president wants to ground it - we're going to fly it".

The spokesman for UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called his action a "major disappointment".

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The island state's governor, David Ige, said in a statement Thursday that Hawaii was "already taking concrete steps to implement the Paris Accord" and will continue to do so.

Without mentioning the USA specifically, Li said that "China in recent years has stayed true to its commitment" and pointed out that his was one of the first countries to ratify the 2015 Paris Agreement.

Mr. Trump told reporters on Thursday that the USA will no longer contribute to the U.N. Green Climate Fund until a deal is worked out that he considers to be in the American people's best economic interest.

"In order to fulfil my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord. but begin negotiations to re-enter either the Paris accord or a really entirely new transaction on terms that are fair to the United States", he said. India has expanded the National Solar Mission and set a target of 100 gigawatts (GW) of installed solar energy capacity by 2022 - five times the original 20 GW target.

Limit greenhouse gases emissions to the level that they can be naturally absorbed by trees, soils and oceans, so-called "carbon neutrality", between 2050 and 2100.

California is already working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2030, and Brown has cast himself as Trump's chief foil on climate policy. Yes, there were a few Republicans - mainly from Florida and other coastal regions, who voiced concern about the Trump move, but for the most part, GOP lawmakers in Congress stuck with the President. At home, Brown is battling to reauthorize a cap-and-trade program that expires in 2020, a key piece of his political legacy.

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For example, some leaders have already mooted introducing a carbon tax on USA imports, though such proposals remain complicated. As for the mechanics of withdrawal, global treaties have a four-year cooling off period from the time they go into effect.

"I was simply shocked to hear Trump describe a 2 degrees climate rise as "tiny, tiny" amount because a global rise of 2 degrees translates to much higher local temperature changes and changes beyond 2 degrees risks risky climate events", she said.

"We're deeply disappointed by the president's announcement", McKenna told As It Happens host Carol Off.

Announcing that the US will withdraw from the Paris climate accord, President Donald Trump misplaced the blame for what ails the coal industry and laid a shaky factual foundation for his decision.

Global leaders including the pope had pressed Trump not follow through on an election campaign promise to abandon the accord, and they lamented his decision.

"I think it slows down this rush toward punitive measures against the United States industrial base and mining industry", Hamilton said.

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The US president said countries like China and India, which were leading polluters, were getting away with a partial deal. Trump had raised alarm bells when he refused to sign up to a pledge on the deal at last week's G7 meeting in Italy.

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