Published: Fri, June 02, 2017
National | By Rosalie Gross

Korea says US withdrawal from Paris accord 'regrettable'


Mr. Trump, in a nationwide broadcast on Thursday, said US would either seek re-negotiation or remain withdrawn from the agreement that went into effect on November 4, 2016. Knowing the good work that we and countless others around the world are doing, there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about our planet's future.

Trump said the accord "disadvantages the United States to the exclusive betterment of other countries", and targeted India specifically.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology officials said U.S. President Donald Trump badly misunderstood their research when he cited it on Thursday to justify withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.

Former President Barack Obama lamented the decision of his successor, President Donald Trump, to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement on Thursday, saying in a statement that the deal was meant to "protect the world we leave to our children".

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, who was among 12 mayors invited to take part in the 2015 Paris Climate Summit, said she's disappointed and angry.

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.

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As he tried to move toward the cockpit, passengers grabbed him and tied him up while the flight returned to Melbourne . Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the incident was "not now being treated as terrorism-related".

While some Republicans commended the decision - House Speaker Paul Ryan said the agreement was "a raw deal" - others joined Democrats in criticizing Trump's decision. "I can assure you that France will not give up the fight".

Before he had even finished speaking former US President Barack Obama published a statement urging Americans to "step up and lead the way and help to protect for future generations the one planet we've got". "We will succeed, because we are fully committed, because wherever we live, whoever we are, we all share the same responsibility: Make Our Planet Great Again".

The decision to withdraw will put the United States in league with Nicaragua and Syria as the world's only non-participants in the treaty.

In a two-minute video message to Trump, the Terminator-star Schwarzenegger at the outset says, " Once man can't go back in time, only I can do that'.

Trump's decision has dismayed allies. Apple did not comment on whether Cook would continue working with this group.

"Climate change is the most fundamental and existential threat to our species", DiCaprio said in his speech, to leaders from all around the globe.

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