Published: Wed, May 31, 2017
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

Strong, swift United Nations reaction to Trump on climate

President Trump is likely to make the shocking decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, according to a new report.

The White House is not confirming or denying that a final decision has been made. "He will make a decision this week".

Donald Trump has said he will decide whether to pull out of a key climate change deal in the next week, having apparently shrugged off pressure from U.S. allies in recent days.

Axios reports that the decision to withdraw from the according followed an appeal by 22 Republican senators, including Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell, calling for a "clean exit" from the accord. In preparations for the Trump-Macron lunch in Brussels, the White House team told its French counterpart to limit the meal to no more than an hour and 15 minutes.

The U.N.'s main Twitter page quotes Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as saying: "Climate change is undeniable".

The Paris Climate Accord (aka Paris Agreement or Paris Accord), enacted November 4, 2016 under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, aims to keep Earth's temperature below 1.5ºC above pre-industrial levels, invest $100 billion a year to deal with the effects of climate change, and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

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Trump has previously called climate change a "hoax" and said while campaigning that he would "cancel" the December 2015 Paris deal if elected.

US Defense Secretary James Mattis, in comments to be aired fully in a TV interview Sunday, said Trump-famously skeptical of global warming-is now "wide open" on the issue.

Trump promised during his 2016 campaign that he'd withdraw the United States from the deal.

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If the USA does indeed pull out, it will join Nicaragua and Syria as the only two countries not committed to the deal that was signed by 195 countries in 2015.

"The ad went on to mention "strengthening competitiveness", creating jobs, markets, and growth", and "reducing business risks" as the key reasons the United States should stay in the agreement. The pact sets a target of holding the global average rise in temperature below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, and preferably below 1.5 degrees Celsius. Many experts don't think Obama's pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at least 26 percent by 2025 from 2005 levels will hurt USA companies.

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