The announcement by President Donald Trump that he would be taking America out of the 2015 agreement on fighting climate change is therefore of note. "And time to pursue a new deal that protects the environment, our companies, our citizens, and our country".
United States billionaire and UN envoy for climate change Michael Bloomberg pledged $15 million to support the Paris agreement's coordinating agency if necessary - the sum it stands to lose should the U.S. refuse to pay its share.
USCM Energy Chair New Bedford (MA) Mayor Jon Mitchell added: "The solutions to climate change present economic opportunities in clean energy, efficient technology, and low-carbon products and services, all of which can create jobs in the United States".
Charlie Baker said Friday he chose to partner with other states to combat climate change after speaking with Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott and New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
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"The Trump administration's announcement undermines a key pillar in the fight against climate change and damages the world's ability to avoid the most risky and costly effects of climate change". We're going to continue encouraging other countries to do what they think is in the best interests of them.
That followed an assessment in the Pentagon's 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review Report that said climate change "may act as an accelerant of instability or conflict".
"Global leadership on climate change is at a critical juncture", he said.
But Dr Powles said the U.S. withdrawal also raises other questions like whether China will keep its climate funding commitments.
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A small group of skeptics, some of them in the White House, believe the Paris pact threatened business.
The EPA director said the Obama administration fell short of the targets set by the Paris agreement.
Pelosi said climate change is "the challenge to this generation" and her "flagship issue". And you know why? "His decision was no, and that was the extent of our discussions", he said. The only other two countries are war-torn Syria and Nicaragua, which opposed the deal because it didn't go far enough to control global warming. That message is likely to play well with Mr Trump's Republican base, which reveled in defeating what Mr Pruitt called the "environmental left" and "climate exaggerators".
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