Northwestern backs initiative on climate change

On "The Story" tonight, Gen. Jack Keane pointed out that Kerry took the lead for the US on the Paris agreement, in addition to the Iran nuclear deal, both of which he called "lousy".

"There's enough to deal with with respect to the Paris Agreement and making an informed decision about this important issue".

The Democratic-led states of California, New York and Washington also asserted an environmental independence of sorts, pledging to uphold the global accord's goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming. "Our collective efforts to fight climate change don't stop, not here, not today, quite the contrary they accelerate", the daily Le Matin cited a statement from Mezouar.

Stodola said in a news release that he and 61 us mayors signed a statement, through the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda, informing Trump of their plan to "continue America's leadership on climate change" within their cities. Two post-election surveys conducted by the Yale Program for Climate Communication found that more than two-thirds (69%) of registered voters believed the USA should honor the Paris climate agreement-including almost half of Trump voters (47 percent).

That is, that Trump is judged by different standards than previous USA presidents for doing the same things they've done. He said he would consider re-entry if the US could get a better deal.

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Any rational, responsible business leader, faced with an existential threat to his enterprise, would take steps to manage the risk.

Other world leaders, however, have condemned Trump's decision.

This all illustrates the key point - as far as the climate is concerned, what matters is not what Trump says or does, but how the rest of America and the rest of the world responds, both politically and practically.

US President Donald Trump wrongly claimed that the Paris Agreement would leave India and China unchecked on building coal-fired power plants, an American web-based fact checking media outlet has said.

Trump's administration will begin the process of withdrawing from the Paris agreement, a move that will not be completed until 2020, at the same time as he is expected to be engaged in a re-election campaign. Since then, the number of Americans who favour protecting the environment over producing energy supplies has jumped to 59 per cent, according to Gallup polling. "The rest of the world wanted to tell us how to do it and we're saying we will do it, but we will do it under our terms".

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