Trump pulls USA out of world climate change deal

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The United States will withdraw from the worldwide climate agreement known as the Paris accord, President Trump announced on Thursday.

In a phone call with the USA president shortly after his White House announcement, Mrs May stressed that the United Kingdom remained committed to the 2015 agreement, which aims to limit the rise in global temperatures caused by the use of carbon-based fuels.

Cuomo called Trump's decision "reckless" and says the governors will lead a new alliance of states to support the Paris agreement.

"President Trump's courageous decision to exit the Paris Accord recognizes that the United States is not legally bound to an Obama-era agreement that set unrealistic emissions targets at the expense of billions of American taxpayer dollars without the approval of Congress", said Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who joined nine other states in urging Trump to leave the agreement.

"The Paris Accord would undermine our economy, hamstring our workers, weaken our sovereignty, impose unacceptable legal risk, and put us at a permanent disadvantage to other countries of the world". "By creating the clean energy technologies here at home and then deploying them around the world, we can have job creation that is good for all creation".

She said: 'It's up to the President of the United States to decide what position the United States is going to take on this matter'.

"Together, we will stand by the Paris Agreement, we will implement the Paris Agreement".

Mrs May continued that the Paris Agreement provides "the right global framework for protecting the prosperity and security of future generations, while keeping energy affordable and secure for our citizens and businesses", a Downing Street spokesperson said.

"Am departing presidential councils, " Musk wrote on Twitter following Trump's announcement.

"We're getting out", Trump said at a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden in which he decried the Paris accord's "draconian" financial and economic burdens, according to Reuters. However, she didn't go as far as other European leaders.

- Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said Trump had been "reckless and regressive". The city has a climate action plan committing to boost the use of renewable energy. Prime Minister: "if your special relationship with Donald Trump means anything, prove it". "We are stronger. We will win". "With the USA becoming a climate outlaw by withdrawing from Paris, that target becomes almost impossible".

This is in line with Trump's criticisms of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance and the NAFTA free trade zone, or his withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks.

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, a Democrat, has been an outspoken supporter of the Paris accord, and tweeted after Trump's announcement that "as the Mayor of Pittsburgh, I can assure you that we will follow the guidelines of the Paris Agreement for our people, our economy & future". Scientists warn that any delay in weaning the country off fossil fuels could exacerbate the negative effects of climate change for the rest of the globe.

But US and worldwide corporations, including major oil companies Royal Dutch Shell, ExxonMobil and BP, support the Paris agreement, arguing that climate change is a threat to their businesses and that rejecting the deal would harm the worldwide relations their global operations rely on.

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