Putin urges 'joint work' with Trump on climate

Donald Trump the businessman-in-chief is alienating big-business CEOs

Donald Trump the businessman-in-chief is alienating big-business CEOs

Pence called Trump's decision "refreshing".

Under the landmark Paris accord, rich and poor countries committed to reducing emissions of greenhouse gases generated by burning fossil fuels.

He said the deal would have cost taxpayers billions of dollars.

Even so, she said developing nations were inured over many years to shortfalls in promised funds and were likely to push ahead.

Greenhouse gas emissions trap heat in the atmosphere and have caused a warming planet, sea level rise, droughts and more frequent violent storms, leading climate scientists claim.

Led by Germany's Angela Merkel and France's Emmanuel Macron, they branded Trump's decision as misguided and vowed to defend an accord they portrayed as crucial for the future of the planet. But Trump also pledged to "ensure that the United States remains the world leader on environmental issues".

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A top European Union official said the EU and China believe Trump made a grievous error. "In the worst possible outcome, the USA announcement could eventually even lead to the broad Paris coalition unraveling", he said.

Meanwhile, African nations are protesting Trump's decision. However, they also refuse to look at the alternative - an America where no leaders are fighting back against global warming and that offers no hope to cities and countries internationally who still look to the USA for guidance.

Trump mentioned Pittsburgh multiple times during his speech on Thursday saying, "I was elected to represent Pittsburgh, not Paris".

FIJI: Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, who will serve as president of United Nations climate talks in Germany later this year, said Trump's announcement was "deeply disappointing" but added, "This is a struggle that is far from over".

The White House indicated it would follow the lengthy exit process outlined in the deal.

He is breaking from many of America's staunchest allies, who have expressed alarm about the decision.

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Under former President Barack Obama, the USA had agreed under the accord to reduce polluting emissions by more than a quarter below 2005 levels by 2025. The terms of the Paris agreement prevent the United States from withdrawing from the pact for four years, which means that the final word on USA participation would not come before November 2020 - around the time of the next presidential election. That's because big companies and USA states have said that they will go on with their own plans to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, and energy markets continue to shift away from coal and toward renewable energies.

There was a mix of dismay and anger across the world. "We are also ready to cooperate with worldwide community members, including the U.S., to push for low carbon generation globally", she said.

He joked that Trump's move made him a convenient person to blame for any bad weather, including wet snow in Moscow on Friday. (Although the cities cannot technically join the agreement as they're not members of the United Nations, they can informally agree to its guidelines.) According to a statement from Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, who serves as the chair of C40, an worldwide coalition of mayors focused on climate action, the cities remain united in their goals. He cited a faulty study from the pro-industry U.S. Chamber of Commerce to claim the pact would kill 2.7 million jobs. Just ask Republican Congressman Tim Walberg of MI.

But House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California called it "a stunning abdication of American leadership and a grave threat to our planet's future".

Moreover, China did not state a carbon dioxide reduction target and only mentioned a date more than a decade away when it would begin to cut emissions. However, the agency's revisions to the rule, now under way, will prevent the USA from meeting the emission reduction targets promised in the Paris accord.

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