Published: Sun, June 04, 2017
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

I represent people of Pittsburgh, not Paris: Donald Trump


Disney CEO Bob Iger has announced that he's stepping down from a White House advisory council following President Donald Trump's Thursday announcement that he plans to pull the USA out of the Paris climate accord. As of May, the USA has kicked in a third of its $3 billion pledge to the fund, according to the Washington Post.

"To me it was just the right thing to do", Bell said. Conway would only say: "The president believes in a clean environment, clean air, clean water".

At City Hall and on the streets, Pittsburgh residents expressed support for efforts to combat global warming and complained that the president, in singling out this city of 300,000, seemed to be thinking of a smoke-belching, soot-choked Pittsburgh that no longer even exists.

Merkel, whose country hosts this year's global climate summit, called Trump's decision "extremely regrettable, and that's putting it very mildly".

European Council chief Donald Tusk, after meeting with visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Brussels, said the EU and China "are convinced that yesterday's decision by the United States to leave the Paris agreement is a big mistake".

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"What does the president actually believe on climate change: Does he still believe it's a hoax?". Reilly told Reuters the White House did not contact MIT scientists or offer them a chance to explain their work before Trump used it in his speech at the Rose Garden this week.

Trump said implementing the accord would have wrought havoc with the paper, cement, iron and steel, coal, and natural gas sectors of the American economy and would have meant $3 trillion in lost GDP, 6.5 million industrial job losses and $7,000 less in annual income for American households.

"He made very clear yesterday what he doesn't believe, which is that the USA government should stay in an agreement that gives us too much of the financial burden", Conway said.

"Global warming is occurring, that human activity contributes to it in some manner". ". People have called me a climate skeptic or a climate denier". While $3 billion may sound like a lot of money to most people, for the United States government, which took in some $16.5 trillion in GDP past year, it's a pretty paltry sum.

Mr Trump's decision prompted criticism from many USA business leaders, including clean tech entrepreneur and Tesla chief executive Elon Musk and Robert Iger, chief executive of the Walt Disney Company, who said they had resigned from the president's advisory council over the issue. Help us make a difference for Malaysia. "We will support them and fight on their side".

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