Published: Tue, June 06, 2017
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

Trump saw Paris climate pact as economic straitjacket


"I mean, that's what he believes and so that's as clear as I know to give it". You know, we can all weigh this out. The rest of the world will be sad to see an America that has been left behind, owing to Trump's decision. It's shortsighted, plain and simple.

A sign at a nearby rally held as a counter to the "Pittsburgh, Not Paris" rally correctly noted that "Pittsburgh's Mayor Supports the Paris Accord". Under the agreement, the world's first of its kind, the U.S. agreed to work towards reducing polluting emissions by about 1.6 billion tonnes by 2025. The target was voluntary, which meant the USA and almost 200 other nations could alter their commitments.

Another prominent chief executive, Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase & Co, criticized Trump's decision.

The Trump supporters included Vince Harrison, 56, a burly retired firefighter from Washington, who said it was his first rally ever. Oil prices fell in response to Trump's statement as the market anticipates an even greater increase in USA production.

Trump has previously said that global warming is a hoax invented by the Chinese to harm US manufacturing.

Scott called Vermont a leader in environmental policy and natural resource management and said Trump's decision to withdraw from the agreement "only strengthens our commitment and makes the work of states more important".

Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime minister Paolo Gentiloni responded with a joint statement, saying: "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". He started off his administration by going after government environmental scientists, depleting resources in key environment agencies.

"Today, we reaffirm, more than ever, our commitment to collective action for our climate and sustainable development, in particular for the most vulnerable. We will also continue to reach out to the USA federal government to discuss this matter of critical importance for all humankind, and to identify areas of shared interest for collaboration, including on emissions reductions".

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German industry associations warned that Trump's decision would harm the global economy and lead to market distortions.

"Despite this decision, climate action remains undeniable and irreversible".

American mayors and governors across the USA vowed not to take this withdrawal sitting down.

It has pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 and to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.

United States think tank Climate Interactive predicts that if all nations fully achieve their Paris pledges, the average global surface temperature rise by 2100 will be 3.3C, or 3.6C without the US.

Mr Trump tapped into the "America First" message he used when he was elected president past year, saying: "I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris. Just because we got out of a club doesn't mean we don't care about it".

The governors of California, New York and Washington, all Democrats, launched the coalition Thursday after Trump said he would withdraw the United States from the Paris accord, saying its terms are not fair and predicting major job losses because of the agreement.

Speaking to reporters ahead of the meeting, English said it would focus on the "ongoing relationship and support for the U.S. as a stabilising influence in the Asia Pacific".

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