US President Donald Trump has made a decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris climate accord, after months of heated debate among members of his administration. Former President Barack Obama expressed regret over the pullout from a deal he was instrumental in brokering.
But hang on, there is one poll that might give Mr Trump reason to think he's onto a victor: while Americans believe climate change is happening, many of them don't believe it will happen to them. In MIT News's write up of the study, Monier was quoted as saying, "The Paris agreement is certainly a step in the right direction, but it is only a step".
"In my opinion, it was not necessary to withdraw from the Paris agreements, as they are of framework nature", Putin said at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).
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"A true global leader would be condemning the President's actions, and joining with other European countries to formulate an emergency plan to save the Paris Agreement", she said.
He said his own foundation will help coordinate the US effort, which will be called America's Pledge, and it will help submit "nationally determined contributions" like other nations.
Announcing America's intention to withdraw from the agreement sends a clear message to the rest of the world that the second-highest emitting nation has no intention of doing its part to save the world's most vulnerable people from impending harm.
"Britain could be leading the way on tackling climate change, and building an economy fit for the future".
After the US withdrawal from the Paris deal sparked pledges of money and solidarity, Figueres said via Twitter Friday, "Thank you Trump".
The Japanese government is drawing up a long-term strategy for achieving greenhouse gas emission reductions of 80 percent by 2050, as required by the pact.
The consortium also estimates that USA emissions would remain relatively flat if Trump succeeds at rolling back those Obama policies, increasing the country's total greenhouse-gas emissions by 400 million tonnes of carbon dioxide by 2030, compared with previous projections.