Okay, we get the hint.. Now more than ever, cities, states and private companies will need to redouble their own efforts, to demonstrate to the world that Trump's action does not reflect the views of most Americans and to ensure that the U.S.is ready to rejoin the global effort to prevent climate change at the first opportunity.
Under Trump, the USA has already become an irresponsible role model.
In an exceptional step, continental Europe's three biggest economies-Germany, France and Italy-issued a joint statement in which they criticised Trump's decision and said the pact was "not renegotiable".
Brown joined Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington state and Gov. Andrew Cuomo of NY to form the U.S. Climate Alliance to uphold the Paris climate agreement, a pact involving almost 200 nations aimed at slowing the warming of the planet.
United States has stopped being the leader of the free world.
Stephanie Pfeifer, chief executive of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, said the United States administration was "failing to recognise what is already an inevitable and irreversible direction of travel away from dependence on fossil fuels and towards a low carbon future - with all the jobs, growth and innovation that this entails".
"As of today, the United States will cease all implementation of the non-binding Paris accord and the draconian financial and economic burdens the agreement imposes on our country", he said.
Economist Gary Hufbauer of the Washington-based Peterson Institute told VOA he expects other countries to remain a part of the accord, and that Trump deciding to leave would "put the U.S.in a bad light".
Global leaders strongly encouraged the U.S.to stay in the agreement, but many big players also said in recent days that they will honor their own commitments even if the US retreats. "And they won't be", Trump added as he tapped into the "America First" message he used when he was elected president a year ago.
Scientists have warned failure to curb risky climate change will lead to sea level rises, more intense storms and flooding, more extreme droughts, water shortages and heatwaves as well as massive loss of wildlife and reduction in crop yields, potentially sparking conflict and mass migration.
Jeff Immelt, CEO of GE, also expressed disappointment at the decision, saying industry must now take the lead in reducing emissions.
Republican US congressional leaders backed Trump. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell applauded Trump "for dealing yet another significant blow to the Obama administration's assault on domestic energy production and jobs".
- Trump On Verge Of Making Big Changes To Communications Team
- NBA Finals Preview: All The Best Things Come In Three's
- Steve Kerr possible to return in Finals, sources say
- EU's Juncker lashes U.S. climate decision as 'seriously wrong'
- Warburton to lead Lions in New Zealand tour opener
- Trump withdraws from Paris climate deal, but says he'll begin new negotiations
- Champions Trophy 2017: Roy Will Definitely Play, Says Morgan
- Withdrawing from Paris climate deal wrongheaded
- 'Russian officials must be laughing at the U.S.'
- House intel subpoenas Trump's personal attorney