Juncker rejects USA climate deal re-negotiation

Juncker rejects USA climate deal re-negotiation

Juncker rejects USA climate deal re-negotiation

The Trump National Doral Golf Club in Miami is also threatened, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the South Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, the Hill reported. It's no wonder President Obama neglected to submit this detrimental agreement to the United States Senate.

If action follows immediately after Trump's announcement, the Clean Power Plan of the Environmental Protection Agency of the USA, which requires States to lower carbon emissions from electricity sector, may be dropped. Another goal calls for "urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts". The argument is a bit like Woody Allen's joke about two women at a resort: "One of 'em says, 'Boy, the food at this place is really bad.' The other one says, 'Yeah, I know; and such small portions'".

Fortunately for millions and millions of us seniors, Trump said "no".

The Paris agreement was signed by 195 nations in December 2015 to outline what the world needs to do to limit the increase in temperature of the planet to less than two degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial times. The accord is a landmark worldwide commitment to limit climate change below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees F), a risky ecological “tipping point.”. "We will not allow the denial of the very few to be the end of the days of the Marshall Islands", he said. Scientists have known since the 19th century that burning coal, oil and gas spews carbon dioxide into the air, which then acts like a blanket to trap heat on Earth.

On Tuesday afternoon, twelve Florida Democratic members of the U.S House of Representatives sent a letter asking President Donald Trump to "reverse course" on his decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate accords.

European Union President Jean-Claude Juncker said Wednesday from Strasbourg the USA decision was regrettable.

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French minister Nicolas Hulot said United States allies were determined not to let Trump's controversial climate stance "poison" cooperation on other ecological issues, and said the world could work around the USA position, even though it is a damaging one.

"Today's action of reaching consensus makes clear that the Paris Agreement is not the only mechanism by which environmental stewardship can be demonstrated", Pruitt said in a statement.

Gove, who has himself come under criticism for voting against measures to prevent climate change, said the Paris Accord was "a significant step forward". Even on FoxNews.com, the debate isn't about climate but about whether the accord should have been ratified like a treaty.

"Pulling out of the Paris Accord is also a job killer", Lee said.

In the wake of Trump's announcement, however, several US cities and states have adopted a stance that lines up with the general themes of the worldwide climate accord. The U.S.as a sovereign nation, can still invest its own resources into cleaner air, cleaner water and renewables by itself without throwing billions of our money to countries who are demanding money to cut emissions.

Cities and states will continue to support clean energy even as Trump eliminates environmental protections and guts funding for research.

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