Leaving Paris climate agreement unlikely to add U.S. jobs, economists say

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Tesla founder and technology luminary Elon Musk said Wednesday he would quit President Donald Trump's business advisory councils if Washington pulls out of the Paris climate accord. "For President Trump to take us out, it is anti-science".

Gallup ranked participants as "concerned believers", "mixed middle", and "cool skeptics", based on how they answered several questions on the cause of global warming, how serious the threat is, and how concerned they are.

Scientists say that the earth is likely to reach more unsafe levels of warming even sooner if the USA retreats from its pledge because America contributes so much to rising temperatures.

That age breakdown could explain another divide. Twenty-five companies, including tech giants Intel and Microsoft, signed a letter arguing in favor of the climate deal that will run as a full-page ad in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal on Thursday, reported Bloomberg.

But less than half of all Americans believe it will affect them personally.

"We will issue a joint statement on climate change that will stress that China and the European Union. will implement the agreement", a senior European Union official told reporters on Wednesday, on condition of anonymity.

But Trump's plan to follow through on a campaign pledge to withdraw from the Paris accord, agreed on by almost 200 countries in 2015, is now dominating, diplomats said.

Economists say that leaving the Paris deal and easing efforts to control emissions would hardly deliver a big payoff in jobs.

"There is a much stronger expectation from our partners across the world, from Africa, Asia and China, that Europe should assume leadership in this effort and we are ready to do that", Sefcovic added.

On Tuesday, Modi said in Berlin that it would be a "crime" to spoil the environment for future generations as the world awaits a decision on us climate policy.

McDowell's jobless rate for April at 3.9 percent
Buncombe reported a rate of 3.2 percent, the lowest rate of the counties surrounding McDowell and the lowest for the entire state. Issaquena County had the highest unemployment rate for April at 11.1 percent followed by Jefferson County at 11.0 percent.

The United States committed to reduce its emissions by 26 to 28 percent from 2005 levels by 2025. Bush remained firm in rejecting the 1997 Kyoto accord, noting that it set no standards for major emitters of greenhouse gases, like China and India, while creating mandates for the United States that could prove economically crippling.

Trump's administration has already begun the process of killing Obama-era climate regulations.

This is one campaign promise that President Trump should have let slide.

In a jibe at the USA administration, Juncker told the audience at an event of the Confederation of German Employers in Berlin that "not everything that is written in worldwide agreements is fake news". Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, former Exxon CEO, is among those in the Trump administration urging the president to keep the US commitment.

California can help China as it looks to build a national carbon market this year, a priority for President Xi Jinping, said Susan Shirk, chairwoman of the 21st Century China Center at the University of California, San Diego. A freak flood precipitated by changing climate patterns could simultaneously kill and injure people, spread disease-causing pathogens, and devastate local economies.

A White House official says President Donald Trump is expected to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he would leave President Donald Trump's advisory councils if the United States withdrew from the Paris Agreement.

The Paris accord was agreed upon by 197 countries and so far has been ratified by 147 parties, which includes the European Union.

The draft also called the Paris Agreement a "historic achievement" and "proof that with shared political will and mutual trust, multilateralism can succeed in building fair and effective solutions to the most critical global problems of our time".

This decision has never been about climate change.

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