A spokesman for Peabody Energy Corp, America's largest publicly traded coal miner, had said on Wednesday that the company would support a decision by Trump to withdraw from the Paris deal because the "accord is flawed on a number of levels". "Now more than ever we will work for global policies that save our planet", Merkel's spokesperson Steffen Seibert said on Twitter. In an address at the White House, he said he was prepared to negotiate a new agreement or re-enter the accord on improved terms.
"We deem the momentum generated in Paris in December 2015 irreversible and we firmly believe that the Paris agreement can not be renegotiated since it is a vital instrument for our planet, societies and economies", the leaders of the three countries said.
Disney CEO Robert Iger also said he quit the White House's business advisory council over the decision.
However, now the president has made his position clear - potentially to the detriment of future generations - the billionaire entrepreneur has also chose to make a stand by vacating his position at Trump's advisory council.
"This is handing a huge gimme to the Chinese, because the one thing they will do and have already signalled they will do, is claiming the mantle of the global leader on climate change", Deese told podcast Pod Save America overnight.
Former Vice President Al Gore is calling the decision to exit the Paris agreement "a reckless and indefensible action".
Warming over 2 degrees Celsius would have dramatic consequences: The planet's ice sheets would be far more likely to melt, triggering more sea level rise, than at 1.5 degrees, which is considered the safer limit, according to Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, a physicist who heads the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany. Climate change is real.
West Virginia Coal Association Senior Vice President Chris Hamilton said US withdrawal from the Paris accord would build confidence in USA mining and industry even if it wouldn't make major changes on the ground. Exxon CEO Darren Woods wrote Trump a personal letter earlier this month asking him to remain in the pact, saying it ensures the United States is "well positioned to compete". I know that you are a great nation.More news: Resorts World attack 'isolated case,' says PAGCOR
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"We just watched a very little man give a very scary speech", he said. "Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world", Musk said.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Britain would continue to press the U.S.to reduce risky emissions even if Trump pulls out.
After the announcement, they expressed disappointment.
Former president Barack Obama, who worked hard to ensure the deal ses the light of the day after almost two decades of failed negotiations, issued a rare statement saying the Trump administration had joined "a small handful of nations that reject the future".
The withdrawal of the United States from the landmark Paris climate accord is an affront to the concerns of millions of Australian and their retirement savings, the country's peak superannuation body says.
"India makes its participation contingent on receiving billions and billions and billions of dollars in foreign aid from developed countries", Trump said.
New coal power plants built in Australia would generate power at double that price, the CSIRO has projected. If that is the case, their efforts may be able to offset the USA withdrawal, he said.