New England states join Paris climate goal alliance

"States that are sort of skeptical, don't want to take action, they can now hide behind the Trump administration and give them cover not to do it", Selin said. "This decision can not and will not deter all of us who feel obliged to protect this earth", Merkel declared.

The overwhelming conclusion seemed to be that Trump's decision placating his political base was a unsafe diplomatic move but wouldn't be the end of the world.

The Trump administration's announcement undermines a key pillar in the fight against climate change and damages the world's ability to avoid the most unsafe and costly effects of climate change.

And each time, Pruitt refused to answer with a "yes" or a "no", telling reporters that as he and the president discussed exiting the Paris climate deal, the topic of climate change never came up.

Today, the future livability of our planet was threatened by President Trump's careless decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement. The governors of New York, California and Washington State have announced creation of a "climate alliance" committed to the Paris goals. "We will travel it together".

Democratic state governors, city mayors and powerful companies united on Friday (June 2) in defiance of President Donald Trump's pledge to take the United States out of the Paris climate accord, pledging to meet greenhouse gas emission targets regardless.

Beyond the severe energy restrictions inflicted by the Paris Accord, it includes yet another scheme to redistribute wealth out of the United States through the so-called Green Climate Fund-nice name-which calls for developed countries to send $100 billion to developing countries all on top of America's existing and massive foreign aid payments.

"Over the past decade, the United States has led the world on emission reductions and our federal government has had very little to do with it", he said, and pledged the USA would meet its commitment to reducing emissions by 26 per cent below 2005 levels by 2025. However, experts say it is unclear whether they actually can fill the gap left by the Trump administration.

Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston said he opposed Trump's decision. "It is often those who are poor who suffer the most because of the neglect of the environment, " he said.

"The Turnbull government is disappointed that the United States has notified that it will withdraw from this important worldwide agreement", the ministry said in a statement.

Energy Foundation CEO Eric Heitz said Trump's decision will harm the USA economy and, most significantly, the rapidly growing clean energy sector, which employs 2.6 million people in the US. They both appeared on Fox News.

Gearing up for Trump's decision, Reps.

In the USA, it is local and state governments, along with businesses, that are primarily responsible for the dramatic decrease in greenhouse gas emissions in recent years.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Walt Disney CEO Robert Iger said they would leave White House advisory councils over Trump's decision.

"While President Trump continues to ignore reality, we are particularly grateful for your efforts".

Former President Barack Obama expressed regret over Trump's decision and told the New York Times: "The nations that remain in the Paris agreement will be the nations that reap the benefits in jobs and industries created. In Pittsburgh, we've rebuilt our economy on the future and our people, not on the past".

"Americans are not walking away from the Paris Climate Agreement".

But Britain did not sign a joint statement by the leaders of Germany, France and Italy, who said they regretted Trump's decision and insisted that the accord can not be renegotiated.

Germany's Merkel, a pastor's daughter who is usually intensely private about her faith, said the accord was needed "to preserve our Creation".

During his announcement, Trump did not rule out the possibility of re-entering the Paris accord.