Trump withdrawal from climate deal gets mixed response from US companies

Elizabeth Williams
June 2, 2017

The downward trends have occurred even while the state's population and economy grew.

Thirty-three percent of white evangelicals say the Earth's warming is mostly due to natural patterns, and 37 percent don't believe that climate change is occurring.

Trump was also creating a harsh worldwide diplomatic climate in which other nations would feel more emboldened and justified to take mean-minded measures to defy and oppose the United States, Freeman predicted.

Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, blasted President Donald Trump's announcement Thursday to exit the Paris Accord treaty to reduce greenhouse gases as a "short-sighted and infantile move". As of May, the United States contributed $1 billion of the $3 billion it pledged. Some of the greatest change is underway in China, which is rapidly shutting down coal plants and mines and adding solar and wind plants, notwithstanding Trump's shameless lies at the White House about China's supposedly doing nothing.

While China needs EU technical know-how to fight the pollution blighting its cities, the European Union is looking to Beijing to take action against emissions blamed for increased droughts, rising seas and other affects of climate change.

Sea-level projections by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), by our research group and by others indicate that global average sea level at the end of the century would likely be about 1-2.5 feet higher under the Paris path than in 2000.

"We are deeply disappointed that the United States federal government has chose to withdraw from the Paris Agreement".

In California, the state Senate voted to make utilities use 100 percent renewable energy by 2045 and 60 percent by 2030. The current standard in California and NY is for utilities to get 50 percent of their power from renewable sources by 2030. If state governments in California and elsewhere pick up some of the slack left by federal abdication, as some governors are pledging they will, the damage will be less. Jerry Brown (D), it sent a signal.

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"I do take some heart in our commitment here locally to deal with climate change", said Hamblett. "It is good for jobs - the jobs of the future", Brown said. "Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world", Musk said in a Twitter post.

At an election campaign event in York, he said: "Given the chance to present a united front from our global partners she (Mrs May) has instead opted for silence and once again subservience to Donald Trump".

"They will find in France a second homeland". Notably, he looked at only one side of the scale - claiming that the agreement left the United States at a competitive disadvantage, harming USA industries.

"We note the United States' decision with regret", they said, describing the carbon-curbing accord as "a vital tool for our planet, our societies and our economies".

Steve Adler, the mayor of Austin, Texas, said his city won't stop fighting climate change. Their allegiance is not to the people of the United States, not to the people of the planet, not to the truth. "When the Pony Express changed to airmail, then the Pony Express was done". That's what is happening in the world of energy technology. That has been our national aspiration for decades.

According to the US President, in short, the agreement doesn't eliminate coal jobs. But global depression is one of the most harmful ways possible to do that - one that would inflict great hardship on the American workers Trump purports to help.

"I wish he hadn't [pulled out] just because it makes us seem as though we're not in with the rest of the world in combating climate change". Major financial advisory firms Vanguard, BlackRock and State Street bucked tradition and backed the resolutions.

Along with chief strategist Steve Bannon, Pruitt was a critical driving force behind Trump's bid to wrestle back control over the US's environmental and economic concerns. In addition to Cook, the CEOs of Google, Facebook, Microsoft, HP, Intel and Tesla also asked Trump to stay in the agreement. "And we can't say that today", he said. But it said that government and USA leadership is essential, too.

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