US President Donald Trump has announced that the United States will no longer participate in the 2015 Paris climate agreement, the landmark United Nations treaty that many of us worked so hard to achieve.
Japan ratified the Paris accord last November, and has set a national greenhouse gas reduction goal of 26 percent below 2013 levels by 2030.
"I was elected by voters of Pittsburgh, not Paris".
It had no comment on Trump's decision. The UN body that facilitated the deal said it "cannot be renegotiated based on the request of a single party".
Switching to English, Macron threw one of Trump's campaign slogans back at him, saying: "We all share the same responsibility to make our planet great again".
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He said California, New York and Washington are the initial members, with those states representing more than one-fifth of U.S. He says instead of "putting America first", it puts it last in recognizing science and in world leadership.
"While the USA decision is disheartening, we remain inspired by the growing momentum around the world to combat climate change and transition to clean growth economies", said Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau.
Those are the voters in the industrial Midwest, many of them lifelong Democrats, who in the past election shifted to Trump, believing he may be able to stem the hollowing-out of manufacturing jobs in their region. "Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world", Musk tweeted on Thursday, shortly after Trump's announcement from the White House's Rose Garden. Among others reasons, he said the the deal was not tough enough on countries like India and China.
Trudeau made his feelings clear on Twitter. He talked about how much he loves the coal industry, how the agreement is bad for American jobs (an assertion not supported by facts) and how it redistributes American wealth to the rest of the world (also not supported by facts).
Republicans and conservatives tend to show higher levels of skepticism about man-made influence on climate change, meaning Trump supporters will certainly be pleased by his move, said Geoffrey Skelley, political analyst at the University of Virginia Center for Politics. But critics of his move pointed out that renewable energy industries, particularly solar, are creating hundreds of thousands of jobs - far more than now exist in coal. In it, the former president warned that the United States would risk missing out on the economic benefits of being a part of the Paris agreement.
He added:"We in the Philippines are on the frontlines of climate change and will hold the polluters accountable for the suffering and injustice global warming is already inflicting upon our people". "The Paris Agreement is a hard-won outcome condensing the broadest consensus of the worldwide community and setting up the direction and goals for global cooperative efforts to cope with climate change".
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Ms Sturgeon also said Scotland could play a "pivotal and decisive role" in determining the size of the predicted Tory majority. The Tories said MPs elected next week in Scotland will respect the results of refrendums held on Brexit and independence.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said this week it would be a "morally criminal act" if the world doesn't do its part to stop climate change. "But there is no alternative as of now", he said.
NY protesters demonstrate against President Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement.
"Brazil is seriously concerned with the negative impact of such decision on the multilateral dialogue and cooperation to respond to global changes", the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Environment said in a joint statement.
Former President Vicente Fox Quesada, a longtime critic of Trump, said the decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement amounts to a declaration of war on the planet.
"We're getting out", Trump said at a ceremony in the White House.
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When told that Trump said he will move the embassy later, Steinitz says: "I hope that happens before the Messiah comes". Every president has signed such a waiver ever since Congress passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act in 1995.
The Paris accord was the boldest and most promising step so far towards solving the most urgent problem facing humanity today - and an improvement in design after previous efforts like the Kyoto Protocol failed.
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