Countries Doing the Most to Fight Climate Change

Countries Doing the Most to Fight Climate Change

Countries Doing the Most to Fight Climate Change

President Donald Trump yesterday said he would withdraw the United States from the landmark 2015 global agreement to fight climate change, drawing anger and condemnation from world leaders and heads of industry.

The Washington Post reported what happened in the White House press briefing room this afternoon.

Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor who Forbes estimates has amassed a $50 billion fortune, said on Twitter the world "can't wait for governments to act on climate change".

And then there was the in which Macron greeted assembled North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders, but visibly went out of his way to greet Merkel and other European leaders - his closest allies - before moving on to Trump. On Thursday, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna offered reassurances that "Canada will continue to take a leadership role to tackle climate change at home and overseas".

"Americans are not walking away from the Paris Climate Agreement".

Critics of the move include Travis Rieder, a Johns Hopkins bioethicist who was among five experts to analyze what the withdrawal means for the planet, USA business, and the world's poor in an article published by The Conversation.

He said he would notify the U.N. Secretary General and the climate change secretariat that US cities, states, businesses and others will aim to meet the United States' commitment to reducing emissions 26 percent below the 2005 levels by 2025.

"The American government may have pulled out of the agreement, but the American people remain committed to it". Hence, Trump has ignored the US's historic responsibility for being the world's biggest polluter. "I don't think Americans put things really in perspective". Conway would only say: "The president believes in a clean environment, clean air, clean water". A union spokesman said on Friday that Trumka intends to remain on the council to serve "as a voice for working people".

Why doesn't Trump want to tell us what he thinks? As renewable energy becomes easier to use and cheaper, some experts are predicting that emissions levels in the USA will fall sharply enough to meet our Paris Agreement commitments-even without regulations or commitments forcing us to do so.

"We're going to have the cleanest air". All the more reason, then, for America's allies to try to pressure Trump to see sense.

And that leaves the White House with something of a dilemma.

Pelosi said, "This is a matter of environmental justice".

NBC News' Kristen Welker followed up later: "You're the EPA administrator", she said.

One critical difference is that the United States burns its own coal, oil, and gas, while Canada exports most of the fossil fuels we produce.

Nobody at the White House seems to have asked President Donald Trump about his position on climate change.

What's good for the Earth is also good for GM and Ford.

Environmentalists described the decision as a "hugely disappointing" mistake, with even youth groups accusing Trump ofjeopardising their future.

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