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".

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