Trump withdrawal from climate deal gets mixed response from US companies


In Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed "regret" at the decision, and called for a continuation of "climate policies which preserve our world".

Trump, tapping into the "America First" message he used when he was elected president a year ago, said the Paris accord would undermine the US economy, cost, weaken American national sovereignty and put the country at a permanent disadvantage to the other countries of the world.

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo also had some harsh words for the US President, warning that his abandonment of the climate accord would have dire results. "Google will keep working hard for a cleaner, more prosperous future for all", he said.

The United States will continue to be a leader in innovation of clean energy and oil and natural production despite exiting the Paris Agreement.

DiCaprio ended the post by pointing his followers to "organizations on the front lines of this fight" including Indivisible Guide, NRDC, Stand Up America, and Before the Flood.

The United States was one of 195 nations that agreed to the accord in Paris in December 2015. "The consequences are unthinkable, and worse, it has the potential to make our planet unlivable".

State Sen. Michael Barrett, a Lexington Democrat, announced Thursday afternoon that he was introducing a resolution to put the state on record in favor of a state- and city-level effort to meet the United States' commitment under the Paris Agreement.

Tesla founder Elon Musk on Thursday confirmed he would quit White House business panels in reaction to President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.

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The United States' commitments included reducing greenhouse gas emissions 26 to 28 percent below the country's 2005 levels by 2025, as well as providing aid to help less-developed countries reduce their carbon footprint.

Obama served two terms in the White House and was ineligible to run again previous year, when Trump defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the presidential election.

Anote Tong, the former president of Kiribati and one of the prominent Pacific voices during the Paris agreement negotiations, said while he was not surprised by Mr Trump's decision to withdraw, it was still deeply disappointing. "Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world", Musk wrote on Twitter shortly after Trump's announcement.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is criticizing President Donald Trump's announcement today that the withdrawing from the Paris climate accord. "We will not ignore the science and reality of climate change". "We have just begun", reeling off as string of economic achievements and growth metrics since he took office as he made a case against the Paris Accord.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors said it strongly opposed Trump's action and vowed to continue efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions blamed for global warming.

They warned that US withdrawal from the deal could speed up the effects of global climate change, worsening heat waves, floods, droughts and storms. We will succeed - because we are fully committed. "The Paris Agreement is the collective achievement of leaders around the world, and it can not and will not be derailed by the ignorance of one man whose term of office is highly uncertain", Brune added.

"Unfortunately, the first to suffer from this injudicious decision is聽the American people", the group, an alliance of climate activists, said.