Quitting Paris likely to have muted effect in key industries

Posted June 04, 2017

The state joins Washington and NY in the formation of the U.S. Climate Alliance, aimed at upholding the Paris Climate Accord despite President Trump's announcement of the United States' withdrawal from the pact, according to the N.Y.

The Washington Post reported what happened in the White House press briefing room this afternoon. Macron reportedly told Trump that France would continue to work with the United States on diplomatic issues in general, but not on climate change, and issued a statement saying the Paris accord will not, as Trump suggested several times in his speech in the Rose Garden on Thursday, be renegotiated. "Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world", Musk said in a Twitter post on Thursday.

"Withdrawing from the Paris agreement will result in the us becoming isolated on the global stage", Marshall said.

Trump, she said, is "playing on a past generation and a lost industry, and we can't bring it back". He insisted the US should be proud of its "terrific record" in cutting greenhouse gas emissions, even before the Paris pact took effect late a year ago.

Coal and cement producers say the Paris accord would put them at a competitive disadvantage and that they too are taking steps to cut emissions. The SpaceX and Tesla founder, along with his Silicon Valley counterparts, seem to believe that his presence on a presidential advisory board for this administration doesn't signal anything disheartening to his employees, the public and the world. The group is still hashing out the details after an initial rush of statements from mayors condemning Trump's decision, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton (D) said in a phone interview Thursday. "That's the discussion I've been having with the president, so that's been my focus".

"Amazon continues to support the Paris climate agreement and action on climate change", Amazon spokesperson Melanie Janin said in an email.

In fact, the former New York City mayor wants to donate up to $15 million - the amount of money that the United Nations risks losing as a result of Trump's decision. A union spokesman said on Friday that Trumka intends to remain on the council to serve "as a voice for working people".

There are many reasons to conclude that Trump remains doubtful of climate science findings. He said his own foundation will help coordinate the United States effort, which will be called America's Pledge, and it will help submit "nationally determined contributions" like other nations.

"We're going to have the cleanest air". He plans to hold a "Pittsburgh not Paris" rally across from the White House on Saturday.

Kellyanne Conway, a White House senior adviser, said on Fox News the deal would have "a statistically insignificant impact on the environment".

Asked if the First Family wanted a personal apology from Kathy Griffin for her provocative photo in which held up what was supposed to look like a bloody severed Trump head, Spicer said Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, and the Secret Service have "made very clear their thoughts" on the subject, and nothing more.

"The bulk of the decisions which drive USA climate action in the aggregate are made by cities, states, businesses, and civil society", Bloomberg wrote in a draft letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.