Hawaii Passes Law Committing to Paris Agreement

Hawaii Passes Law Committing to Paris Agreement

Other countries however reaffirm their commitment and interest in the agreement with or without USA though Trump's decision against Paris accord may mark a transition of the World's leadership from America to China.

Several governors and mayors last week vowed to implement policies in line with the Paris agreement in spite of Trump's decision to abandon the deal.

A Cambodian official has said US President Donald Trump's decision to leave the Paris Climate Agreement is "unethical" and "irresponsible".

Fortunately for anyone who cares about the environmental health of the planet and actually takes climate change seriously ― rather than, say, believing it's a Chinese hoax, or that the other Paris signatories were only happy with the deal because it screwed over the US ― the long, slow withdrawal process means this could still be a viable issue in a 2020 presidential campaign.

Trump's announcement also prompted more than 1,200 business leaders, mayors and college presidents to stress that they planned to continue working towards the goals set in Paris. As French President Emmanuel Macron called for making the planet great again - and Germany's Angela Merkel hinted that Europe could no longer rely upon the United States - Trump and his minions proudly trumpet "America first".

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupsi, who joined former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's "We Are Still In" campaign, along with mayors of Houston, Atlanta and hundreds of other local leaders, cited the economics for her state: Utah has a $1 billion skiing industry threatened by climate change and marked 65 percent growth a year ago alone in solar power, as one of the country's sunniest states.

California, while imposing much tougher environmental regulations than those enforced by the USA federal government, has been striving to nurture environment-related businesses in the state.

As for the Paris Climate Accord, 196 different countries agreed to adopt green energy sources, cut down on emissions and limit the spike in global temperatures.

He said the USA will start to negotiate to try and make the deal fair for the American workers, people, companies and taxpayers.

It also creates a commission to establish strategies to combat climate change and develop plans to manage the impact of rising sea levels.

During Obama's presidency, the United States was one of the 195 countries around the world to sign up to the 2015 agreement.

"North Korea has strong incentives to fight climate change and its potential to erode government control", he said.

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