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Local lawmakers, Professor, react to Paris Climate Accord withdrawal

West Virginia Coal Association Senior Vice President Chris Hamilton said US withdrawal from the Paris accord would build confidence in USA mining and industry even if it wouldn't make major changes on the ground. At home, United States mayors and governors also lashed out, including Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, who took issue with Trump's invocation of his city. Read More »

China's media calls Trump's withdrawal from Paris accord ''global setback''

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk quit two of Trump's business advisory councils, reports CNN . " Climate change is one of the greatest threats to our coastal communities, nation and world, and we need coordinated action at all levels of government to meet the scale of its challenge", said New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, a conference vice president. Read More »

World leaders reaffirm commitment to fighting climate change

Local lawmakers both agree and disagree with the President along party lines. "And we will start to renegotiate and we will see if there is a better deal". The three states already belong to an emissions reduction pact of states and cities worldwide, but Thursday's action marked a direct stand against the Trump administration and a formal commitment to upholding the targets of the Paris agreement. Read More »

Trump says US to quit Paris climate pact; allies voice dismay

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We knew long ago that Trump is not a deep thinker, and his impulsive approach to world affairs has hardly been tempered since assuming office. The unusual French-Italian-German statement , released barely an hour after Trump announced his decision , underscored the disappointment of the eurozone's three largest economies and their resolve to plow ahead without Washington's support . Read More »

Theresa May 'Disappointed' By Donald Trump's Paris Climate Pact Exit

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World leaders pledged Thursday to keep up the fight against global warming and urged Donald Trump to be part of that effort, hours before the USA president was due to announce whether he would pull out of the Paris climate accord. "The Canadian government should implement the pan-Canadian framework on climate change, and work with US states, other like-minded allies in the USA, and climate champions from around the world to further propel the clean energy revolution and show continued ... Read More »

US President Donald Trump badly misunderstood climate research, university says

U.S. Senator from California Kamala Harris. Supporters of the pact said Trump's move meant the United States could no longer be trusted to fulfill global commitments. But if the U.S. president in the next hours and days says that he will get out of the Paris accord, then it s the responsibility of Europe to say: that s not acceptable". Read More »

Elon Musk Exits Trump Advisory Councils Amid Climate Accord Withdrawal

DeMenocal said he's anxious the United States withdrawal could lead to a domino effect of other countries exiting, a fear many other experts expressed, as well. Trump's beliefs. In his first tweet , Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein called the decision a "setback" for the environment and for USA global leadership. Read More »

Macron denounces Trump's decision to withdraw from Paris climate accord

Supporters of the accord, including some leading USA business figures, called Trump's move a blow to global efforts to curb the warming of the planet that threatens far-reaching consequences for this century and beyond. "As President, I can put no other consideration before the wellbeing of American citizens", he said. "The premise behind this decision that (the climate accord) is going to a job killer is just false. Read More »

U.S. cities and three states vow to uphold Paris climate agreement

France, Germany and Italy issued an immediate statement dismissing Trump's vague offer to negotiate a new accord with better guarantees for United States industry. "Please don't change the (political) climate for the worse", European Council President Donald Tusk tweeted. Climate change is real and we all share a responsibility to fight it. Read More »

The reasoning behind Trump pulling out of the Paris climate agreement

We would prefer the United States to remain part of the agreement ". "This agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the United States", he said . On Capitol Hill, Rep. Carlos Curbelo, a Miami Republican, said a group of congressional Republicans and Democrats, largely from coastal states, will redouble its efforts to find ways to reduce the risks of climate change. Read More »

Obama Urges States, Cities to Keep Fighting Global Warming

Announcing that the US will withdraw from the Paris climate accord, President Donald Trump misplaced the blame for what ails the coal industry and laid a shaky factual foundation for his decision. "Industry must now lead and not depend on government". U.S. Senator from New York Chuck Schumer. Trump's controversial decision deals a blow to one of Obama's legacy accomplishments. Read More »

France, Germany and Italy say Paris climate deal 'cannot be renegotiated'

Decrying the "draconian financial and economic burdens" placed on us by the non-binding agreement , he declared, "The bottom line is that the Paris accord is very unfair at the highest level to the United States ". #ParisAccord protects our planet! Q. What does this mean for climate change? Nearly every country in the world, including China, has joined the agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Read More »

Trump Announces US Will Withdraw from Paris Climate Accord

With the president maintaining that its reasons for leaving the Paris agreement are to better serve American interests - "I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris" - other world leaders have condemned his decision, repledged their own commitments, or both. Read More »

America Will Pull Out of Paris Climate Accord

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But with the world's sixth largest economy and a thriving tech sector, California hopes to hold together some of the global alliances now frayed by Trump's decision. By abandoning the world's chief effort to slow the tide of global warming , Trump was fulfilling a top campaign pledge but he was also breaking from many of America's staunches allies, who have expressed alarm about the decision. Read More »

Why Concerns About Trump's Paris Accord Pullout Are Overblown

Mr Trump's predecessor Barack Obama enacted the deal without Senate ratification. But India and China contended that their economies, which are less developed than the US, aren't yet ready to cut emissions in absolute terms. That number may sound small, but that's because not numerous vehicles affected by those efficiency standards will be on the road in 2025. Even many of Trump's own advisers support the deal, according to The New York Times . Read More »

President Trump Withdraws from Paris Climate Accord: "Handicaps US Economy"

Did Trump kill the Paris climate accord? According to the rules of the agreement , the U.S. can only give notice of its withdrawal three years after the deal's entry into force in November 2016. "We are on a path to reduce emissions below 2005 levels by about 15 to 17 percent in 2020", says Kate Larsen of the Rhodium Group . And Mayor Peduto also threw some shade in the direction of Sean Spicer for quoting Trump's speech about Pittsburgh and Paris. Read More »

Trump announces USA withdrawal from Paris climate deal

Speaking from the White House, Trump said he was open to renegotiating aspects of the agreement , which was inked under his predecessor and which all nations except two have signed onto. France and the United States "would continue to work together", but not on climate change, the presidential office said. Without mentioning the USA specifically, Li said that " China in recent years has stayed true to its commitment" and pointed out that his was one of the first countries to ratify the ... Read More »

Trump says US to withdraw from Paris climate accord

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Musk, whose companies not only make rockets and fancy electric cars but also are pushing hard into solar electricity, had been very public about defending his decision to be a part of Trump's advisory group, arguing that having the president's ear was better than having no influence at all. Read More »

Tamim century lifts Bangladesh to 305-6 against England

England , set 306 for victory, finished on 308 for two with 16 balls to spare. "I can not see it changing", added Morgan. His struggles were brought into sharper focus by Hales and Joe Root combining after Roy's departure for a second-wicket stand of 159 to help England to an eight-wicket win in Group A . Read More »

France, Italy, Germany defend Paris Accord, say can not be renegotiated

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President Trump had previously refused to say whether he would keep the country's commitment to the Paris Accord . But the departure of the world's biggest economy is certain to disrupt worldwide plans to combat global warming. He said the US would "cease all implementation" of the accord , under which his predecessor Barack Obama had voluntarily agreed to reduce emissions by about 1.45 billion tonnes by 2025. Read More »

NBA Finals, Game 1 - Cavs vs. Warriors

Held way below his season averages. And, by the look on his face when talking about heading to Oakland, I think he's more than ready for a matchup with Curry. Will they try for more direct high pick-and-rolls and attack Kevin Love or another weak defender that the Cavs can put out there, potentially forcing Love, Kyle Korver , and Channing Frye out of the game? ESPN - 23 picked the Warriors, five picked the Cavaliers . Read More »

US backs out of Paris climate accord

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Trump has "put families and jobs ahead of left-wing ideology and should be commended". Announcing the withdrawal from the Climate Accord , Trump said , "As of today, the United States will cease all implementation of the non-binding Paris accord." however, the President said that although they will be environment-friendly but that does not mean they will run their businesses out of work. Read More »

France's Macron tells Trump Paris accords not renegotiable

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. 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. Read More »

Astronomers detect more of Einstein's ripples in space

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When the black holes coalesce, the total rotational velocity of the merged black hole can not exceed a certain upper limit. Another will be LIGO India , a collaboration with Indian scientists to create a third point in the LIGO system, now planned to commence operation in 2024. Read More »

Trump announces United States withdrawal from Paris climate deal

Trump said he was pulling out of the landmark global agreement to put "America first" as it was too costly, but that he would consider renegotiating what he called a bad deal. "Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world", the CEO of electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc. tweeted shortly after President Trump officially withdrew the US from the global climate pact. Read More »

Mashrafe Mortaza: England a serious side but pressure is on hosts

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England's main injury concern ahead of the tournament centred on Ben Stokes , who had been troubled by a knee problem. Australia and New Zealand will look up to their inspirational skippers Steve Smith and Kane Williamson to straightaway set the tone when they lock horns in the ICC Champions Trophy here on Friday. Read More »

Woakes injury a concern for England, says Morgan

Besides Root (133 not out off 129), contributions from opener Alex Hales (95 off 86) and captain Eoin Morgan (75 not out off 61) helped England chase down the 306-run target in 47.2 overs. None of the Bangladesh bowler could create much problem for the hosts as they chased down the target easily. Root, whose right calf began cramping midway through his innings, finished the match with a pair of boundaries - Nos. Read More »

The Climate After Trump

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On the heels of warning that the country will go backward if President Trump withdraws from the Paris Agreement , Gov. "If we can't, that's fine", he said. Trump was pressed at the recent G7 summit in Italy about this resistance to the deal, although Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he wasn't prepared to "lecture another country on what they should do". Read More »

Trump's Speech On Paris Climate Agreement Withdrawal, Annotated

He added: "Fighting climate change is a global consensus, it's not invented by China . and we realize that this is a global consensus agreement and that as a big developing nation we should shoulder our worldwide responsibility". US President Donald Trump announced he was pulling the US from the Paris Climate change deal because he was elected to represent "Pittsburgh, not Paris " - but the city's mayor is having none of that. Read More »