Most Americans want 'aggressive' action on climate change: Reuters/Ipsos poll

"Importantly, it is also out of step with what is happening in the United States".

Following in the wake of US President Donald Trump's wayward decision to withdraw the country from the Paris Climate Agreement, governors and mayors from across the country have thumbed their nose at their President, and committed to the Accords regardless.

The bulk of the decisions which drive USA climate action in the aggregate are made by cities, states, businesses, and civil society.

In addition to being an existential issue, climate change is about dollars and cents and Trump's decision could have major economic ramifications.

"In the absence of a supportive federal coordinating role, these actors will more closely coordinate their own decarbonization actions", he wrote. "I am sure the United States will rethink its decision", he said.

Big names like Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Levi Strauss and Tiffany are in the group, called "We Are Still In", along with more than 100 mayors and governors and a range of colleges and universities. The U.S. was supposed to provide an additional $2 billion, but Trump has balked at that idea, and his proposed budget includes cuts to global climate programs.

Global outrage aside, polls suggested that most Americans wanted the U.S.to remain in the Paris agreement, and it's likely that many would support an immediate re-entry under a new leader.

The Paris agreement, which consists of individual greenhouse gas limits from almost 200 nations, is not designed for participation from parties other than national governments.

The Paris Agreement represents the most flexible and dynamic approach to addressing climate change, and the withdrawal of the United States of America is not only an abdication of global responsibility we all have to humankind, but damaging to multilateralism, the rule of law and trust between nations. That's because many people live in cities that have worked hard to transform their economies after years of getting creamed by declining old-school manufacturing businesses.

In a speech from the White House Rose Garden, Mr. Trump said: "In order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord".

Oil prices fell Friday on concern that the USA exit from Paris could lead to increased production and continue the crude glut. "They also believe it is 'unfair" since other leading polluters like India and China are not required to cut back harmful emissions until 2030.

With the Paris deal, the 195 signatory countries (now 194) hoped to keep global average temperatures from rising more than 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial averages. India had signed the Paris climate pact not because of pressure from any country or due to lure of money, she said. Sushma Swaraj while speaking to media on three years of Modi government had said, "Our signature in the pact was not because of greed, it was not because of fear".

Related Articles

  • Andre Iguodala came up huge for the Warriors to win the title

    The Warriors won a league-record 14 consecutive games during this year's playoffs and went 16-1 overall in the postseason.

    Donald Trump Jr. appears to confirm key part of Comey's testimony

    He said he did this because felt the investigation may have reached a point at which a special counsel needed to be appointed. Tweets like one in which the president hinted he may have recordings of his private conversations with Comey.

    Stunning win for Corbyn and Thornberry as Labour do double in Islington

    They said that the Tory party was now engaging with some of the most reactionary and right-wing elements in DUP. Labour defied expectations to win 29 more seats and stop the Conservatives getting a majority.
  • Theresa May apologises to own MPs for election 'mess'

    Sinn Fein have dismissed speculation they would take their seats in Westminster to help Labour block Theresa May's Queen's Speech. May hopes with the backing of the DUP her Conservatives will again command the majority they lost in last week's election.
    Here Is An iPhone 8 Running iOS 11 [CONCEPT]

    Here Is An iPhone 8 Running iOS 11 [CONCEPT]

    Apple also reduced the stylus' latency to 20 milliseconds, just beating out the Microsoft Surface Pen at 21 milliseconds. In the less than a week's time I've been using iOS 11 on my iPad it's completely changed my outlook on the device.
    Growing frenzy outside court as Cosby deliberations wear on

    Growing frenzy outside court as Cosby deliberations wear on

    Constand initially settled the case with a civil suit in 2006, having waited a year to report the alleged assault to the police. The 79-year-old entertainer did not take the stand at his trial, but prosecutors used his deposition testimony as evidence.
  • Oil slips on worries Middle East rift could undermine OPEC cuts

    OPEC and other producers including Russian Federation have pledged to cut output by about 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd). In addition, OPEC is allowing Iran to continue to increase its production levels up to 3.797 million barrels per day.

    Nadal already working towards 11th French Open title

    This time a wrist injury forced him to pull out ahead of the third round and bothered him for the rest of the season. I'm a practice world champion now and that's not who I want to be.
    Tillerson: North Korea Releases Cincinnati Student Otto Warmbier

    Tillerson: North Korea Releases Cincinnati Student Otto Warmbier

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced Tuesday the release of Otto Warmbier (WORM'-bir), a University of Virginia student . Warmbier's release reduces the number of Americans held in the North to three - Kim Hak-song, Kim Sang-dok and Kim Dong-chul.
  • North Korea releases jailed United States citizen Otto Warmbier

    The DPRK Supreme Court sentenced him to 15 years of hard labor last March after he tearfully confessed in a televised proceeding. Rodman was traveling with Volo and Columbia University geneticist Joe Terwilliger, who has accompanied Rodman on previous trips.

    Lions go down to narrow tour defeat

    The Highlanders botched an attempted clearance to hand the Lions a five-metre attacking scrum - and the tourists struck. The Highlanders believe they've uncovered some Lion-busting methods which might be of interest to the All Blacks .

    Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Yankees

    But he followed that up by permitting seven runs and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings of a 10-4 loss at Baltimore on May 31. Luis Avilan (1-1) pitched a scoreless inning for the win, and Kenley Jansen got three outs for his 200th career save.