Washington, California, New York, form U.S. Climate Alliance

Gwen Vasquez
June 2, 2017

Terming US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement as "immoral" and "reckless", New York's top leadership said it will honour the commitments of the climate pact through executive orders. And we will start to renegotiate and we'll see if there's a better deal. "And if we can t, that s fine". Climate change is real.

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he tried to talk President Trump into keeping the U.S.in the Paris climate accord but "it wasn't enough".

Musk had vowed on Wednesday to quit the business panels if Trump made good on a pledge to scrap the agreements. In tweets, Richard Haas, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, said the decision won't have much of an effect on economic growth, but will signal that the U.S.is no longer willing to lead and "does not value worldwide order". President George W. Bush provoked similar anger from European allies when he decided not to implement the 1997 Kyoto climate change treaty, which was ratified by 140 nations.

Indeed, Trump's supporters cheered the decision, which marked the fulfillment both of his campaign promise to scrap the climate accord and his broader pledge to put American interests above all else. The deal, negotiated by the US and other world powers, eased economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program.

The decision by President Trump especially hammers our future-our grandchildren, great-grandchildren and so on, who will forever ask why America chose to align itself with Syria and Nicaragua and not participate in this landmark effort to save our planet.

Trump faced last-minute pressure from business tycoons, foreign allies and from inside his own White House not to pull out of the 196-party accord.

"I am fighting every day for the great people of this country". Economist Marc Hafstead of Resources for the Future says if economic growth picks up, leaving the Paris deal may mean overall US emissions drop only by 10 percent. And he will stick to the process laid out in the Paris agreement - which could take the USA four years to leave the deal coinciding with the next presidential election, meaning American voters could have the final word on the decision.

Of course, supporters of Paris say if the US withdrawal leads to more severe climate change, that would greatly harm the USA economy.

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With Trump's action, the United States will walk away from almost every nation in the world on one of the pressing global issues of the 21st century.

"While the president's actions are a shameful rebuke to the work needed to protect our planet for our children and grandchildren, states have been and will continue to step up", Mr Inslee added. Trump also said "not only does this deal subject our citizens to harsh economic restrictions, it fails to live up to our environmental ideals".

In short, according to him, this agreement was "less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the United States".

"We are firmly convinced that the agreement can not be renegotiated", they added, referring to Trump's announcement that Washington was open to negotiating a new agreement.

India will be allowed to double its coal production by 2020. We're supposed to get rid of ours.

Senator Mazie K Hirono said the move was "irresponsible, hasty, and short-sighted".

"We implore the Trump Administration to reverse this decision and advance policies that will provide for meaningful climate solutions, to both adapt to the effects of climate change, and to mitigate its effects for the future". "I do respect his decision, but I do think it is an actual mistake both for the United States and for our planet", he said in a televised speech.

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