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"They already have the largest share of the world's wealth, and here we are just trying to survive". But throughout New England and other liberal redoubts around the country, anger was mixed with a sense of resolve. Trump declared Thursday he was pulling the U. The Paris Agreement remains the world's greatest weapon to combat this existential threat.

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President Donald Trump speaks during an announcement in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, June 1, 2017.

"Advisory councils simply provide advice, and attending does not mean that I agree with actions by the administration", Musk said in February.

"The previously strong ambition shown by the United States played a major role in mobilising global ambition and achieving the agreement reached by 195 parties in Paris in 2015". The agenda, also known as Climate Mayors, is a network of 88 USA mayors, representing over 43 million Americans all over the country, Xinhua reported. With this, the U.S., the country responsible for the highest percentage of carbon emissions worldwide, is no longer a signatory to the December 2015 agreement.

They should have the chance to confront the US Secretary of State with the reality of Trump's decision.

Almost 30 states already require utilities to use a certain amount of renewable energy, he said.

Steffen Seibert, spokesperson for Chancellor Angela Merkel, said the chancellor was disappointed in Trump's decision and affirmed Germany's commitment to the accord.

"Trump's decision to ditch the Paris deal will leave a fairly big shoe for a single country to fill", Xinhua said, adding that major players such as China, the European Union and India had reiterated their willingness to step up efforts. "I am therefore extremely disappointed and concerned that the United States has chose to withdraw from the Paris Agreement".

"The commonwealth is committed to working with our partners around the nation and world to reduce carbon emissions", Baker said in a statement.

"I don't know what the U.S. really is anxious about".

At an election campaign event in York, he said: "Given the chance to present a united front from our worldwide partners she (Mrs May) has instead opted for silence and once again subservience to Donald Trump".

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Others echoed Miliband, stating that May needs to stand up to Trump.

After criticising Mr Trump for "an act of global, generational vandalism. inflicting damage that our grandchildren will be unable to undo", she moved on to his "so-called "closest allies" in our own Tory government, who have failed to raise even the quietest peep in protest".

Many of them also pledged to help honor the nation's commitments in Paris.

- Jeff Immelt the CEO of General Electric tweeted to say that businesses must not depend on the government and "must now lead".

"Climate change is real", he posted on Twitter.

"The President of the USA's decision to withdraw from the Paris Accord is profoundly regrettable".

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, a Democrat, said he'll issue an executive order Friday saying the city will meet its carbon-reduction goals for 2023 and 2030.

The Paris accord, reached by almost 200 countries in 2015, was meant to limit global warming to 2 degrees or less by 2100, mainly through pledges to cut carbon dioxide and other emissions from the burning of fossil fuels.

Since the Industrial Revolution, the United States has emitted more of the greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming than any other country. "And, it gave Russian Federation and China and India a free pass, while hammering American jobs", Cruz said.

"The Paris Accord gives the United States a global platform to be a leading voice on worldwide issues impacting our economy, security, and the environment". The prime minister of Fiji, Voreqe Bainimarama, said he tried to persuade Trump to stick with the agreement, as nations tackle "the greatest challenge our planet has ever faced".

"Tea Party Patriots thanks President Donald Trump for continuing to keep the promises he made during the campaign by announcing the United States will withdraw from the Paris Accord, which is a drag on our economy and a bad deal for American workers", Jenny Beth Martin, president and co-founder of Tea Party Patriots said in a statement.

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