Trump expected to announce withdrawal from Paris climate accord

Cesar Mills
June 2, 2017

If President Donald Trump pulls the United States out of the agreement, as he has indicated he plans to do, the U.S. would join Syria and Nicaragua as the only nations that did not agree to the pact.

The controversial President is preparing pulll the United States out of the global pact to fight the threat of climate change, according to a source close to the matter.

The President is choosing to put American jobs and businesses first, Pence said.

"The EU deeply regrets the unilateral decision by the Trump administration", he said in a statement.

Trump, who has called climate change a "hoax", will announce his decision on the Paris accord at 3:00 p.m. ET. (Nobody told the fucker that's where the Agreement was signed, not on whose behalf it was negotiated.) Peduto responded by telling Trump to keep Pittsburgh's name out his mouth.

Trump is to make the announcement from the Rose Garden Thursday afternoon.

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At the weekend G7 summit of wealthy nations, European and Canadian officials warned Trump that the United States risked ceding global leadership on combating climate change to China if it withdrew from the Paris accord.

The letter is signed "Your Nordic Friends" and urges Trump "to show global leadership - and to make the right decision".

"Let's not go backwards from the Paris Agreement", he said on Twitter.

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, a spokesman for President Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov, said that Russian Federation "thinks highly" of the accords and there is no alternative to it.

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Axios said details of the pullout are being worked out by a team that includes EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt . Countries are permitted under the treaty to change their goals and there is no punishment for missing targets.

"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 leaders of the three countries said in a rare joint statement.

"I'm meeting tonight and tomorrow the Chinese prime minister in Brussels and we need to talk about this with the Chinese". It wouldn't be wrong to say that climate change was "made in America".

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has said his country will honour its commitments on climate change.

"China can do whatever they want for 13 years. If we can't, that's fine", he added.

The U.S. under the Obama administration played a leading role in making the deal come together and convincing China and other developing countries that they needed to join the fight against global warming.

Underneath a large image announcing Trump's decision, the next few headlines spell out a message about the ongoing worldwide effects of climate change. But a US withdrawal from the deal would give China more opportunity to burnish its image as a global leader.

Sydney University environmental politics professor David Schlosberg said other major countries, China and India, would likely pick up the slack, leaving the US politically isolated.

China overtook the United States as the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases in 2007. "This put the United States of America to a very very big economic disadvantage", he said, adding that as a result of the deal, the U.S. would not be able to compete with other countries in the world.

Trump pledged during his presidential campaign to withdraw the US from the pact immediately after taking office, but had wavered on the issue since winning the election. Trump himself kept everyone in suspense, saying he was still listening to "a lot of people both ways".

President Donald Trump may abandon US pledges to reduce carbon emissions that contribute to global warming, but that step seems unlikely to stall the push to adopt cleaner forms of energy. Aides have been deliberating on "caveats in the language", one official said.

What followed was a series of tweets and announcements drumming up hype for the unveiling of his final decision.

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