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Paris agreement can not be renegotiated

Paris agreement can not be renegotiated

His predecessor, Barack Obama, expressed regret over the pullout from a deal he was instrumental in brokering.

The United States is the world's second largest emitter of greenhouse gases after China, so Trump's decision could seriously hamper efforts to cut emissions and limit global temperature increases. "If we can't, that's fine", said Trump, adding that the new agreement must ensure "fair" treatment to the United States, its business, its workers, and its taxpayers.

USA allies voiced dismay over Trump's move, and France, Germany and Italy dismissed his suggestion that the global pact could be revised.

And beyond these climate dangers, other countries are seeing that they cannot rely upon the USA any more than we can rely upon the latest Trump tweet.

Offering a glimpse into his apparent anxiety over how he's viewed on the world stage, Trump argued that the same countries practically begging him to stay in the Paris accord were in fact mocking the United States' participation.

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

The decision to drop out puts the USA at odds with almost every other nation on Earth. For eight years the Obama White House waged a war on American energy producers, and they characteristically overstepped their authority by unilaterally entering into this agreement.

Around 200 nations, including the USA under President Barack Obama's administration, agreed to voluntarily reduce their greenhouse gas emissions as part of the deal. "As president, I can put no other consideration before the well being of American citizens", he said.

"I'm confident that our states, cities, and businesses will step up and do even more to lead the way, and help protect for future generations the one planet we've got".

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk quit two of Trump's business advisory councils, reports CNN.

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Macron portrayed the Putin meeting as just a first step in resetting relations with Russian Federation . For his part, Putin said sanctions against Russian Federation will not help stabilize east Ukraine.

Given the increasing likelihood he may not be able to serve out a full term given the investigations into the US election that are now in progress, Mr Trump is at risk of being treated like an unexpected spell of inclement weather by his peers.

Among environmental groups, Climate Action Network said the withdrawal "signals that the Trump Administration is in total discord with both reality and the rest of the world".

Democrats blasted the president's move.

"I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris", Trump said while explaining his decision to withdraw the US from the 2015 climate action deal. The Mayor of Pittsburgh responded on Twitter, saying 80 percent of voters in the city voted for Hillary Clinton and the city would "follow the guidelines of the Paris Agreement for our people, our economy & future". The governors of Washington, California, and NY say they're committed to reducing greenhouse gas levels 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels and complying with Obama's Clean Power Plan.

On the other extreme of the world, Antarctica, sea ice previous year hit its lowest extent ever recorded by satellites. He has expressed doubts about climate change, at times calling it a hoax to weaken USA industry. "And they won't be", Trump said.

Bernie Sanders, the Vermont Senator, called the US's withdrawal an "abdication of American leadership".

Past year was the warmest since records began in the 19th century, as global average temperatures continued a rise dating back decades that scientists attribute to greenhouse gases. "I call on them, come and work here with us, to work together on concrete solutions for our climate, our environment". Yes, the Paris agreement was good in the sense that it demonstrated a collective, global will to finally fucking do something about the greatest threat facing our generation and future generations of life on Earth, but it also would not have accomplished much of the work we need to do.

In a statement backed by all 28 European Union states, the European Union and China were poised to commit to full implementation of the agreement, officials said.

One recent poll found support for staying in the Paris Accord in the USA was running at five-to-one and rising.

Trump had repeatedly pledged during the campaign to back out or renegotiate the climate deal, but appeared to waver on the promise once taking office as top advisers wrestled over what to do.


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