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China will continue with climate pact even if USA pulls out

Scott Pruitt, the EPA administrator who pushed hard behind the scenes for the president to leave the accord, closed Trump's remarks in the Rose Garden. He said the deal allowed countries such as China and India to carry on polluting while the United States economy was harmed, saying it was "less about the climate and more about other countries obtaining a financial advantage over the US". [Full Article...]

Hundreds of Businesses Urge Trump to Stay in Paris Climate Deal

US President Donald Trump has announced he will withdraw his government's ratification of an worldwide agreement to limit emissions of greenhouse gases. Trump waffled somewhat over the intervening months as the influence of people like his daughter, Ivanka, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson - both of whom support the U.S. [Full Article...]

Trump to announce decision on global climate deal on Thursday

What impact would a USA withdrawal have? “It looks like that attempt failed, ” Juncker said. "Even with obstacles being thrown in their way, this is a course that many, many actors are intent on pursuing". "The declines in US emissions in the last decade have largely happened without strong climate policies, and a withdrawal from the Paris Agreement may have minimal effect on USA emissions but giv... [Full Article...]

Trump pulls US out of Paris climate accord

Trump pulls US out of Paris climate accord That option would provide a fast track and could be done in a year, but would deny the USA a future seat at the table, locking the country out of future climate talks. In a statement , Obama said that he believes the United States should "be at the front of the pack" of nations working on curbing climate change . [Full Article...]

Trump Poised To Announce Decision On Paris Climate Agreement

Combined, the cities in the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group - more than 80 "megacities" around the world who have pledged to tackle climate change - represent more than 600 million people and a quarter of the global economy. It said the withdrawal of the U.S. was a sad day for the world community. China will honour its commitments on climate change, its premier has said, as the U.S. [Full Article...]

USA to withdraw from Paris Climate Accord

He said the US would try to re-enter but only if it can get more favorable terms . "To unapologetically stand and declare "I was elected as President of Pittsburgh NOT PARIS"!" In making his announcement outside the White House , the president did say he was willing to make a new deal but only one that was "fair" for the country. [Full Article...]

Putin: 'Patriotically-minded' Russians may have hacked USA elections

Putin: 'Patriotically-minded' Russians may have hacked USA elections Nevertheless, the USA intelligence community and many Democrats have accused Russian Federation of "hacking" the United States presidential election process previous year, specifically a number of e-mails belonging to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) that point to alleged corruption within the Democratic party. [Full Article...]

Trump poised to pull out of Paris climate deal

A March Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll found that 50 per cent of Republicans agreed that the USA should lead the global fight against climate change , while 37 per cent disagreed and 13 per cent were unsure. According to a White House official the president is expected to withdraw from the pact and aides are looking for "caveats in the language" related to the exit, although no final decision ha... [Full Article...]


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