Hawaii becomes first state to enact law that aligns with Paris agreement

Trump's announcement that the United States would withdraw from the global accord drew ridicule from foreign leaders around the world and made the usa one of only three countries not signed up to the accord, the others being Nicaragua and Syria.

Ige noted at the signing ceremony Tuesday at the state capitol that Hawaii is seeing the impacts of climate change first-hand. Pulling out of the Paris Agreement will decelerate the reduction in global emissions and development of renewable energies, and could also jeopardise the achievement of the 1.5°C target agreed upon in Paris.

"Hawaii's natural environment provides foundation of livelihood, yet it is under threat", Ige said.

North Korea has in principle committed to fighting climate change and is a signatory of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Unpredictable weather will create more famines and spur more mass migrations.

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US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement has been criticized by major global powers from Europe to South America.

Additionally, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and representatives for Hawaii Island Mayor Harry Kim, Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa, and Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho all signed a statement declaring their commitment to supporting the Paris Agreement.

Wally Rezentes Jr., managing director of the County of Kauai, represented Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr.

Later, when asked by the AP what could prompt the U.S. to return to the forefront of climate change efforts, Brown replied, "Science, facts, the world, the marketplace".

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Senate Bill 559 expands the state's strategies and efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

"Clean-energy sources, especially solar, are dropping dramatically in price", she said, "and really will drive the next great economic renaissance in this country if we seize the opportunity". In fact, as USA Today reported Friday, "Americans emitted more than twice as much as the Chinese and over eight times as much as Indians per capita in 2015".

Ige also signed a bill Tuesday to form a task force to study how agriculture and aquaculture in Hawaii can help sequester carbon dioxide.

The second bill, House Bill 1578, is focused on carbon, the most prominent greenhouse gas behind climate change. "To keep that goal, we need a very close partnership with China - with your businesses, with your provinces, with your universities", the governor continued. And we, more than any other country, have contributed to the current crisis because we have been the number one polluter for decades.

Germany urges steps to defuse crisis in Gulf region
UAE-based newspaper Gulf News and pan-Arab channel Al-Arabiya reported the crackdown on expressions of sympathy with Qatar. Reports say Iran and Turkey are also planning to airlift food and water into the country as supplies run low.

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