Singapore reaffirms commitment to Paris climate agreement after United States pullout

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"Apple is committed to fight climate change and we will never waver".

It may be years, however, before the country can formally exit the deal, but Mr Trump said he will immediately halt implementation.

"We governors are going to step into this cockpit and fly the plane", Mr Inslee said. "There is no great need to consider pulling out but in the long term we need to keep an eye on the cost of the energy in Australia". And if we can't, that's fine.

"The rest of the world applauded when we signed the Paris agreement". For example, under the agreement, China will be able to increase these emissions by a staggering number of years- 13.

"We don't want other leaders and other countries laughing at us any more - and they won't be", he said.

"India makes its participation contingent on receiving billions of dollars in foreign aid", he said. "As someone who cares deeply about the environment, which I do, I can not in good conscience support a deal that punishes the United States, which is what it does", he said.

There's a reason no other country is following the United States out of the Paris agreement. Green energy is now a big business, and the United States is the country where most of the big scientific developments are being made.

Trump had vowed to pull out of the Paris Accord during his presidential election campaign.

Chancellor Merkel disappointed w/ Pres. Trump's decision.

"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", it said.

"I'm not of a mindset that today's symbolic gesture is anything more than a symbolic gesture that is going to wind up looking silly in the years to come rather than be impactful", Healy said.

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More than anything, the announcement prolongs uncertainty about the future of USA participation.

Germany said the USA was "harming" the entire planet, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker called the decision "seriously wrong".

In a statement, the United Nations said it "regrets the announcement" and said the deal "cannot be renegotiated based on the request of a single party".

In London, British Prime Minister Theresa May told Trump that the climate accord was a safety net for future generations, Downing Street said. Jerry Brown said, blasting the decision as "deviant behavior from the highest office in the land".

"It is disappointing", Turnbull said from Singapore.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang promised to work with the European Union to uphold the Paris climate accord, saying there is a "global consensus" and an "international responsibility" to fight climate change, the Associated Press reported.

Although no one is talking of canceling the visit yet, Trump's harsh critiques have cooled the expected ardor between Washington and New Delhi that a small constituency of Trump bhakts in both countries had anticipated and forecast. "It means helping coastal communities from Louisiana to the Solomon Islands", Solheim said, adding that it also means protecting food security and building stability to avoid adding yet more refugees to what is already an unprecedented global humanitarian crisis.

Environmentalists and corporate honchos also criticised the decision as an irresponsible move.

It feels surreal to be listening to Trump's announcement as I am packing to leave for the author meeting on the Special Report for the IPCC about how to achieve the objectives agreed in Paris to limit global warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels.

"You can't build a border wall- when it comes to carbon emissions or global temperatures or the oceans", said Obama back in December 2015.

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