Philadelphia officials were expected to continue their drive to reduce carbon emissions and prepare for the higher temperatures and bigger storms that are forecast to come with climate change. "Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world", Musk said in a Twitter post.
Most importantly, developing nations abandoned their long-held notion that reducing greenhouse gas emissions was an obligation just for rich countries - the main reason that the George W. Bush administration refused to join the Kyoto deal.
Virginians want jobs not lectures; especially from politicians who put the interests of left wing billionaires ahead of the concerns of working Virginians. George W. Bush filed such a challenge in 2007, but California sued, and the case was still pending when Barack Obama took office in 2009 and abandoned it. We have yet to see a number from Terry McAuliffe.
RAND PAUL: Well first you wouldn't lose 6 million American jobs. Virginians can not afford to bear the burden of a bad deal that only hurts hardworking people across our country.
On the other hand, it matters much less than suggested by President Trump's dramatic language of fighting back against the "vastly diminished economic production" forced on the United States by the agreement.
"At this moment, when climate change is already causing devastating harm around the world, we do not have the moral right to turn our backs on efforts to preserve this planet for future generations", said U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, who sought the Democratic presidential nomination a year ago. It undermines America's standing in the world and threatens to damage humanity's ability to solve the climate crisis in time.
With Trump's action, the United States will walk away from almost every nation in the world on one of the pressing global issues of the 21st century.
"An abdication of American leadership and an global disgrace", was how Sen.
Trump's controversial decision deals a blow to one of Obama's legacy accomplishments. It is a rejection of settled science and it poses a direct threat to Virginia's environment, economy and way of life.
Under President Obama's absent economic leadership, the USA economy stalled at an anemic 1.9 percent growth rate from which the economy finally seems to be emerging under President Trump.
The President's action today is extremely disappointing, but not unexpected.
Trump says during a White House Rose Garden announcement that the USA will exit the landmark climate agreement aimed at reducing carbon emissions to slow climate change.
What does it mean for climate change?But Obama says he's confident nonetheless that USA cities, states and businesses will fill the void by taking the lead on protecting the climate. The Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of an independent state.
"As businesses concerned with the well-being of our customers, our investors, our communities, and our suppliers, we are strengthening our climate resilience, and we are investing in innovative technologies that can help achieve a clean energy transition", the letter read.
But the officials offered few details about precisely what Trump plans to announce in the Rose Garden later today, and how the withdrawal from the pact would be carried out, conservative activists said.
To some, it seems unlikely that the Paris agreement will disintegrate completely. The Middle East became more risky with the rise of ISIS. He has endangered DC citizens with more life-threatening urban heat waves. The idea is that increases in energy bills caused by the tax would be compensated by the tax dividends for most Americans.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who worked closely with former President Obama on climate and energy issues, tweeted that "Canada is unwavering in our commitment to fight climate change and support clean economic growth".
Top Senate Republicans wrote to Trump last week urging him to make a "clean break" from the Paris climate accord. He kicked off the speech by crowing about the booming domestic economy before ominously declaring that the Paris accords were dragging it down.
Steve Miskin, a spokesman for the House Republicans, said he expects the state will continue to pursue climate policy, as required by a 2008 state law under which the DEP must make two reports on climate change every three years.
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