President Donald Trump had on June 2 declared that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate accord, saying the "draconian" deal unfairly punished America but benefited countries like India and China, drawing strong condemnation from across the world.
World leaders, scientists and environmentalists were shocked when President Donald Trump withdrew his country's support to the Paris treaty.
President Donald Trump announced on June 1st that his administration would pull the US out of the Paris Climate Accord. India and China understand the clear dangers of climate change and they also see clean energy as a strategic industry that's key to future prosperity. India, under its climate action plans, has pledged to curb its greenhouse gas emissions by up to 35 per cent from its 2005 level.
"So there might still be hope", he said.
"We Are Still In" states: "It is imperative that the world know that in the USA, the actors that will provide the leadership necessary to meet our Paris commitment are found in city halls, state capitals, colleges and universities, investors and businesses". The 250-foot ship with six laboratories has technology to prevent any waste entering the sea or the atmosphere. Our share is only about 0.30 percent of the world's total, quite insignificant yet we are a signatory to the Paris Agreement on climate change.
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"The US withdrawing from the Paris Agreement will delay the transition and could lead to temperatures peaking at higher levels, with concurrent climate change impacts on millions of people, but it cannot stop the economic transformation that is already underway", reads a statement from WWF South Africa, released last week after Trump's announcement.
Trump said on Thursday that the landmark 2015 climate agreement threatened millions of jobs and productivity, and that he would start a multi-year process to withdraw from the deal, which has been signed by nearly every other nation on Earth. India, for example, recently moved away from building new coal power plants with clean energy on track to surpass its own goals. Taking a step back while momentum is building would hurt our country, reducing our credibility with other world leaders and compromising our ability to participate in the booming global clean energy economy.
"And if the president wants to break the promises made to our allies enshrined in the historic Paris Agreement, we'll build and strengthen relationships around the world to protect the planet from devastating climate risks".
According to a new study from Media Matters, a non-profit media research group, out of the 286 guests who went on Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN to discuss climate change on the day Trump announced the withdrawal, and the day after, only 17 percent belonged to a minority race.