World leaders condemn Trump's Paris deal withdrawal

Brown characterized Trump's move as "deviant behavior" and "insane" - and the governor is right.

Trump has turned the United States into a rogue nation. Some 147 countries have ratified the Paris agreement.

The leader of the country to next hold the rotating presidency of the European Union called Trump's decision "very bad, very negative".

"The same nations asking us to stay in the agreement are the countries that have collectively cost America trillions of dollars through tough trade practices and in many cases lax contributions to our critical military alliance", Trump added.

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, announced on Thursday that he is carrying out his threat to leave the White House business advisory councils in reaction to Trump's foolish move. In a tweet, Musk wrote, "Am departing presidential councils". He has asserted that "global warming is a total, and very expensive, hoax!" and, "I don't believe in climate change".

Trump argued that leaving the accord that increases environmental safety standards across the globe protects American jobs, presumably for workers in coal country and oil rigs.

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Though it remains the largest global carbon emitter, China also leads the world in total installed solar and wind capacity. The objective of the Paris Agreement is to prevent an increase in global average temperature and keep it well below 2°C.

Trump's decision would not stop those who feel committed to protecting the planet, she said: "On the contrary, in Germany, in Europe and in the world, we will join forces to take on and successfully tackle big challenges facing humanity".

As Trump himself pointed out in an attempt to justify his decision, China has only promised to cap carbon emissions by 2030, giving it theoretical carte blanche to raise its emissions levels every year for the next 13 years. Will China become the leader in producing solar power hardware?

Trump announced he would withdraw the USA from the Paris agreement, which the Obama administration joined in 2016 after years of negotiating with United Nations member countries. That is hilariously ironic.

Trump faced domestic shock and anger, including from Obama, who said the United States was "joining a handful of nations that reject the future".

With much of the implementation of the accord taking place at the local level, the Paris accord's supporters hope the deal will be in hibernation rather than killed off entirely.

Experts from the New Delhi-based Center for Policy Research's "Initiative on Climate Energy and Environment" called Trump's remarks on the climate pack "baffling" and said he displayed "a disturbing lack of knowledge" on how the climate pact works.

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Gov. Jerry Brown of California, America's largest state economy, said he'll travel to China this week to build foreign support for carbon-cutting efforts. Meanwhile, if anyone is the leader of the beleaguered free world, it is German Chancellor Angela Merkel. And the state-owned Global Times said Trump's "selfishness and irresponsibility will be made clear to the world, crippling the country's world leadership".

Defending the government's decision not to sign the declaration, Chief Treasury Secretary David Gauke said on BBC Newsnight: "Different countries will take different approaches in how we choose to express our opinion".

Switching to English, Macron threw one of Trump's campaign slogans back at him, saying: "We all share the same responsibility to make our planet great again".

Trump said the U.S. was pulling out in part because it would not reduce global temperatures fast enough to have a significant impact.

"This is religion for the political left, and our supporters are constantly being asked to change their behavior", a top White House official told Axios, who added that "snarky comments" from European leaders also encouraged Trump to withdraw. In an MSNBC interview on Thursday, Brown said he is open to convening an worldwide meeting to forge a climate agreement between California, Mexico and Canada. Earlier this year, Xi made a high-profile speech in Davos, Switzerland, embracing at least the idea of an economic globalization that Western leaders like Trump are increasingly fleeing.

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