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200+ mayors, 10 governors counter Trump's exit from Paris Agreement

200+ mayors, 10 governors counter Trump's exit from Paris Agreement

The Ministry said that historically, the United States had contributed significantly to global emissions, and therefore had a moral obligation not only to lead in reducing emissions, but to support poorer economies in contributing to the global effort.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday US efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions would continue despite President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.

As other leaders around the world vowed to confront climate change without the United States, Mr. Trump's advisers fanned out to defend his decision and, when pressed, said they did not know his view of the science underlying the debate. "The idea that we would have to put ourselves in a position which our energy is that much more expensive...and would make our industries less competitive, I was glad that Donald Trump had the guts to say no". "We don't need India and France and China telling us what they think we should do".

Haley defended Trump's decision saying business could not be run under the kind of regulations imposed by the Paris Climate deal.

Trump "knows that it is changing and that the United States has to be responsible for it and that is what we are going to do", Haley said, adding that withdrawing from the Paris agreement will not change the country's commitment to curbing climate change, the CNN reported. He said frequently during last year's election campaign that climate change was a hoax.

When asked why the U.S. pulled out of the climate agreement, Haley blamed former President Barack Obama for agreeing to regulations that were "too onerous", too strict and ultimately unachievable. "Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world", Musk said.




"This is a very clear message that the U.S. is no longer a partner for Pacific states but who do they look to?"

It has to be seen, the home minister added, in what circumstances the USA president made the statement on the Paris accord.

The top U.S. diplomat also downplayed concerns that the Trump administration did not believe in climate change.

"He believes that climate is changing and he believes pollutants are part of that equation".

Responding to a question on global reaction to Trump's decision, Haley said countries should continue doing what's in their best interest.

"We're going to do everything America would have done if it had stayed committed", Bloomberg told The New York Times. "But we'll do it under our own terms".

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