US Must Leave Global Climate Agreement

Gwen Vasquez
June 2, 2017

That's according to a White House official, congressional officials and others briefed by the White House.

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"So we're getting out, but we'll start to negotiate and we will see if we can make a deal that's fair", Trump said.

The US will pursue a "better deal", Trump said in the White House Rose Garden on Thursday, adding that cutting greenhouse gas emissions is too costly for American companies.

"This is an unprecedented forfeiture of American leadership which will cost us influence, cost us jobs, and invite other countries to walk away from solving humanity's most existential crisis", Kerry said in a statement posted on Facebook.

U.S. supporters of the pact said any pullout by Trump would show that the United States can no longer be trusted to follow through on worldwide commitments.

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Sen. Tim Kaine, a Democrat and a member of the Senate foreign relations committee, said in a statement that Trump's decision will "make it harder to deal with the realities of climate change" in places like Hampton Roads.

Putin is meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi later on Thursday. Modi on Wednesday expressed India's commitment to fighting climate change and said it would be a "crime" to spoil the environment for future generations. In fact, he said, sea level rise caused by unchecked climate change could mean that cities like his "will cease to exist". "I believe the United States of America should be at the front of the pack", Obama said. "We do not know how much our climate could or will change in the future".

Scores of US business leaders earlier this week urged Trump to remain in the agreement, including tech savant Elon Musk who sits on Trump's business counsel.

But Trump is a known denier of climate science, having referred to global warming as a "hoax" several times before launching his presidential campaign.

"We don't want other leaders and other countries laughing at us anymore, and they won't be, they won't be". The U.S.is the world's second-largest emitter of carbon, following only China. The U.S.is now creating more clean jobs faster than job creation in almost every other sector of the economy, and unprecedented acceleration in the clean energy sector is also evident in many other major economies. Trump himself kept everyone in suspense, saying he was still listening to "a lot of people both ways".

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