Everything you need to know about the Paris Agreement

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Trump's decision is considered a win for Republicans and pulls the US - the second-largest producer of carbon dioxide - out of a almost 200-nation agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Even if the country is no longer part of the agreement local governments or the private sector could step in to try to meet goals in the agreement to reduce emissions of gases that contribute to global warming.

After Trump announced that he was to pull out of the agreement, the site published an article with meteorologist, Kait Parker, explaining what ramifications the withdrawal of the Paris Climate agreement could have on this planet.

Johnson claims the Paris agreement forces the U.S.to rely on more expensive, alternative energy sources, driving up prices for consumers.

The president said, "In order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America, the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord".

Italy, France and Germany said on Thursday they regret the U.S. decision and dismissed the suggestion that the global pact could be revised. "And if we can, that's great, and if we can't, that's fine". Joseph Curtin, a member of the Irish Climate Change Advisory Council, wrote that it might be more responsible for the U.S.to leave the agreement now and rejoin when the country is "ready to behave like a responsible global citizen".

Instead, the Paris targets became "nationally determined", which allowed Obama to use his executive powers to adopt the deal on behalf of the United States, upsetting many Republicans who felt the deal should have gone to Congress.

Uber's Andrew Salzberg: The "announcement. that the United States will not honor the agreement is a huge disappointment".

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"The president said the agreement gives "countries an economic edge over the United States", adding, "that's not going to happen while I'm president". "This agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the United States", he said.

Musk had threatened to do so prior to Trump's announcement. But it also undermines world efforts to combat global warming.

"Pelosi stated, "... President Trump is abandoning America's leadership position in the fight against the climate crisis and is sending a strong message to the rest of the world to create, design and manufacture clean energy solutions and create jobs elsewhere".

The US joins Syria and Nicaragua as the only countries that aren't signatories to the global agreement. - Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Professor Venki Ramakrishnan, president of the Royal Society, said the agreement had been the result of a consensus of the world's leading climate experts.

"My goals are to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy and to help make humanity a multi-planet civilization, a effect of which will be the creation of hundreds of thousands of jobs and a more inspiring future for all", he wrote at the time.

Rep. Patirck Meehan of Pennsylvania's 7th District tweeted, "Withdrawal from #ParisClimateAccord will diminish America's leadership role on the world stage".

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