Ambassador Haley: 'President Trump Believes the Climate Is Changing'

Lauren Perry
June 10, 2017

She asserted that staying in the Paris Agreement would be "in our national interest", saying the accord was supported by military generals who see global warming as a national security issue and by business leaders who believe action to address climate change would create jobs.

"President Trump believes the climate is changing and he believes pollutants are a part of that equation", Haley reportedly told CNN's Jake Tapper.

Press Secretary Sean Spicer told CNN that he'd never discussed climate change with Trump. He said participating in the pact would undermine the United States economy, wipe out jobs, weaken national sovereignty and put his country at a permanent disadvantage.

It is pertinent to mention here that in the year 2012 Trump denied the whole notion of climate change. "That is where we are".

Announcing the United States withdrawal from the Paris deal on June 1, Trump claimed that India had made its participation in the agreement "contingent on receiving billions and billions and billions dollars in foreign aid".

Now more than ever, cities, states and private companies will need to redouble their own efforts, to demonstrate to the world that Trump's action does not reflect the views of most Americans and to ensure that the USA is ready to rejoin the global effort to prevent climate change at the first opportunity.

Local leaders from across the country say they're not backing down from America's commitments under the historic climate accord.

Mr Trump's top climate adviser, Mr Scott Pruitt, was indignant. "He knows that the USA has to be responsible with it, and that's what we're going to do".

"The Paris Accord is a bad deal for Americans, and @POTUS' action today is keeping his promise to put American workers first", read the post that accompanies the video. "We're supposed to get rid of ours", Trump said. "But American sovereignty matters", Haley said. Every nation in the world is party to the agreement, with the exception of Nicaragua and Syria, which makes a global commitment to reduction of greenhouse gas emission to slow the effects of climate change. "It depends on how much", Trump said.

Swaraj during a media interaction emphasized that what US President Trump has said was not the reality.

European Climate Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete, for example, said Friday that deal would never be revised. The U.S.is recognized as the second biggest carbon emitter after China.

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