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CA leaders react to Trump's withdrawal from Paris Agreement

CA leaders react to Trump's withdrawal from Paris Agreement

Calculations suggest withdrawal could release up to three billion additional tonnes of carbon dioxide a year - enough to melt ice sheets faster, raise sea levels and trigger more extreme weather. "The agreement is a massive redistribution of United States' wealth to other countries", Trump said. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). In this photo taken May 30, 2016, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif.


Trump says US will abandon global climate accord

Trump says US will abandon global climate accord

Obama is defending the deal that his administration painstakingly negotiated. He said, "I do respect this decision but I do think it is an actual mistake both for the US and for our planet". Trump is to make the announcement from the Rose Garden Thursday afternoon. Only Syria and Nicaragua are non-participants in the 195-nation accord agreed in Paris in 2015.



Trump to withdraw from Paris climate accord

Some nations, including the United States, set emissions-curbing targets for 2025, others for 2030. "We note the United States' decision with regret", they said, describing the accord as "a vital tool for our planet, our societies and our economies".



The world awaits Trump's decision on climate agreement

The White House indicated it would follow the lengthy exit process outlined in the deal. Trump tapped into the "America First" message he used when he was elected president a year ago, saying, "I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris ".



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But Trump said the agreement disadvantaged the U.S. " President Trump's decision is profoundly in conflict with what the majority of Americans want from our president; but no matter what he does, we will ensure that our inevitable transition to a clean energy economy continues".