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Some US Cities And States Aren't Giving Up On The Paris Agreement

03 June 2017

In the process of making his announcement that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate accords, President Donald Trump appeared to cite scientific findings by MIT about the impact the pact would have.

"Undoubtedly the withdrawal of the USA from the Paris Agreement is regrettable - after all, the United States is the second biggest polluter in the world", Pomerants told BNS on Friday.

Bloomberg is a special United Nations envoy for mayors and local leaders seeking to meet the goals of the Paris agreement.

Bloomberg, who is the UN Secretary-General's special envoy for cities and climate change, said the United States had led the world on emission reductions over the past decade.

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The move was also roundly condemned throughout the U.S.as mayors and state governors said they would continue to commit to the climate change agreement.

One day after Pittsburgh entered the global spotlight, Vice President Mike Pence is doubling down on the Trump Administration's commitment to keep its campaign promise of withdrawing from the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo - both Democrats - also are joining the alliance.

"We deem the momentum generated in Paris in December 2015 irreversible and we firmly believe that the Paris Agreement can not be renegotiated since it is a vital instrument for our planet, societies, and economies", the statement read.

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The U.S. now joins the only two countries that did not sign the agreement originally to cut greenhouse gas emissions: Syria and Nicaragua. While Mike Pence may be having a tough time understanding what's going on and even what climate change is, others across America are really beginning to step up. But most of the uncertainty arises from how the 194 other signatories of the Paris Agreement and the global economy will respond to Trump's decision. "And there isn't anything Washington can do to stop us".

"His job saving decision has driven the left insane, and hundreds are expected to march in Washington D.C.to protest President Trump's actions" said the email invitation by the Fairfax GOP.

It may be years before the country can formally exit the deal, but Trump said he'll immediately halt implementation.

Since the election of Trump, Brown has described China as "the great hope" on climate change.

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Republican politicians and representatives of the coal industry have cheered Trump's action.