You don't speak for us on climate

Dianna Christensen
June 4, 2017

The same poll found majority support for the Paris agreement in every USA state, amongst the general voting population.

Bloomberg said businesses, states, and cities could reach the Obama administration's Paris goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 26 percent down from 2005 levels by 2025.

"A year and a half ago, the world came together in Paris around the first-ever global agreement to set the world on a low-carbon course and protect the world we leave to our children", said the former U.S. president.

Either way, this really resonated with some people and groups including the Heritage Foundation, which maintains that the economic impact of "regulations associated with the Paris agreement" are "severe".

Landmark buildings around the world were bathed in green light after President Donald Trump announced that he is withdrawing the us from a landmark, worldwide climate agreement. Pittsburgh, however, isn't sticking with him - at least not on climate change.

Trump announced during a speech at the White House Rose Garden that he had made a decision to pull out of the landmark climate deal, in part because it would not reduce global temperatures fast enough to have a significant impact.

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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.

Governors from New York, California, and Washington have signed onto the effort, according to media reports. The French also issued a joint statement with Germany and Italy condemning the withdrawal.

CEOs of 30 major corporations, including Bank of America, Dow Chemical, General Electric, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase, wrote an open letter to Trump in a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal in May expressing their "strong support" for the US remaining in the Paris climate agreement.

"Whether Durham signs onto (the letters) or not, in my opinion, it doesn't make a big difference, as long as we continue our work to have a sustainable community and reduce our carbon footprint", he said.

President Trump's remarks reveal a "disturbing lack of knowledge" about the Paris Agreement, says Lavanya Rajamani, professor at Delhibased think tank Centre for Policy Research. He also said that the pact puts the United States at the mercy of foreign powers; in fact, the agreement is voluntary.

"We at Under Armour are disappointed by the Administration's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement as climate change continues to threaten our planet, our cities and our economies", Plank said.

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