President Donald Trump on Thursday said he will withdraw the United States from the landmark 2015 global agreement to fight climate change, a move that fulfilled a major campaign pledge but drew condemnation from USA allies and business leaders. He cited expected losses for the paper, cement, iron and steel, coal, and natural gas industries if the US remained a part of the global pact as a collective reason to withdraw. Three cheers for President Donald Trump for pulling out of that economy destroying agreement. He said the climate accord should be a treaty and should have been considered in the Senate during President Barack Obama's tenure. As per reports, his own daughter, Ivanka Trump along with many of his party members were in favour of remaining with the Accord, but Trump gave in to the demands of the Conservatives who were of the opinion that the Paris Climate Accord was bad for the United States. Withdrawing would leave the United States aligned only with Russian Federation among the world's industrialized economies.
"The Trump team seems oblivious to the fact that climate protection is now viewed by leading allies and nations around the world as a key measure of moral and diplomatic standing", Bledsoe said. The Paris agreement did not constrict the most prolific polluters like China, yet it would have cost hundreds of thousands of American jobs while lowering the economic output of the United States for decades.
Pittsburgh's mayor, Democrat Bill Peduto, shot back on Twitter that his town, long the heart of the USA steel industry, actually embraced the Paris accord.
Trump's influential daughter Ivanka Trump's preference is to stay, but she has made it a priority to establish a review process so her father would hear from all sides, said a senior administration official.
Musk chose to remain on the two councils in the wake of criticism of the president's executive order on immigration earlier this year, but he's drawing the line at withdrawing from the Paris Agreement.
A move to exit the global emissions-cutting deal has been expected ever since Trump was elected president.
The United States had committed to reduce its emissions by 26 percent to 28 percent from 2005 levels by 2025.
"We don't want other leaders and other countries laughing at us any more". Before Paris, only developed nations had pledged (under a 1997 accord called the Kyoto Protocol) to curb their carbon outputs.
Despite warnings from scientists, leaders, tech giants, and the public in general, the President has made a decision to pull the United States from the Paris agreement.
But Republicans such as North Dakota Rep.
Under the agreement, the USA had agreed to reduce the country's pollution emissions to 26 percent to 28 percent of 2005 levels by 2025 - about 1.6 billion tons.
"It is important to have this strong, coordinated, cooperative stance at the USA federal level in order to more capably meet our emissions reductions at all levels ...", Boykoff said.
Yet the nonbinding nature of the agreement and individual country commitments meant that there's no negative direct economic effect in staying involved.
Of course, even before the deal was inked, the scientific evidence was already mounting that global warming was a big problem - hence the arms race over the last decade among companies looking to exploit new "green energy" opportunities.
- US Mayors pledge to adopt goals of Paris Agreement
- Lynda Carter gives Gal Gadot her blessing
- Bellew: Brook Had The Fight Beaten Out of Him By Errol Spence
- USA pulling out of Paris deal may instead make China great again
- Golden State, Cleveland Ready To Play For NBA Crown
- OPEC: when meeting expectations are simply not enough
- Cleveland Cavaliers' Deron Williams embraces first-ever trip to NBA Finals
- NBA Finals Preview: How Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors match up
- Woakes to miss remainder of Champions Trophy?
- Cuomo: State will abide by Paris accord regardless of Trump