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Leaving climate accord puts USA behind -- Ned Grossnickle

19 June 2017

North Korea has come out with a statement slamming U.S. President Donald Trump for his decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement last week, warning that global warming is one of the "gravest challenges" humankind is facing.

The rift between Trump and European G7 leaders, opened during last month's meetings, grew exponentially after the USA opted to withdraw from the accord.

Ige said Hawaii is the first state to enact legislation implementing parts of the Paris climate agreement.

Mr Castaner also announced that the government of France will launch a website to attract experts in climate change in the U.S and in other nations across the world, in addition to businesses that specialise in climate-related innovations to France. We are targeting our senators, Sen.

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Just days after Trump's announcement, California Governor Jerry Brown met with Chinese President Xi Jinping and signed an agreement to work on reducing emissions. India and China understand the clear dangers of climate change and they also see clean energy as a strategic industry that's key to future prosperity.

Lehigh President John Simon signed "We Are Still In", an open letter to the global community that has been signed by hundreds of cities, colleges and businesses across the country.

Trump argued in his explanation for pulling out that "the cost to the economy at this time would be close to three trillion dollars in lost GDP and 6.5 million industrial jobs, while households would have $7,000 less income and, in many cases, much worse than that". We will buy and create more demand for electric cars and trucks.

Trump's decision drew heavy criticism within the US and internationally, including in China, which swiftly recommitted itself to the agreement forged with the administration of former President Obama.

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Polling results from Yale University's Climate Change in the American Mind survey conducted after the US election show that 73 per cent of Trump voters would like to see the USA use more renewable energy. Approximately 86 percent of Americans support speeding up the development and use of clean energy in the U.S. I believe the United States of America should be at the front of the pack.

"You're going to need to retrain them (workers), and two, more than likely, they're going to need to move", Hiatt said.

Hawaii became the leading example of these statements when Gov. David Ige (D), Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, and other state representatives signed bills SB 559 and HB 1578 into effect on Tuesday.

"The president is turning his back on states that voted for him", Bruce said. Across the Great Plains, it's now cheaper to get power from wind turbines than coal plants.

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Leaving climate accord puts USA behind -- Ned Grossnickle