French President Offers Jobs To Disappointed American Climate Scientists

Trump gestures while announcing the US pullout from the Paris climate deal Reuters

Trump gestures while announcing the US pullout from the Paris climate deal Reuters

US President Donald Trump announced that the country was withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

Singapore's National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS) said in a statement on Friday (June 1) that as a low-lying, island city-state, the country is vulnerable to the effects of climate change and it has a "deep interest" in global efforts to combat potential disruptions to natural ecosystems and human societies.

Having spent over 20 years building her career in a coal mine, the 55 year old believes a solution was possible for the U.S.to stay in the climate agreement and simultaneously support clean coal technology and cut carbon emissions.

Trump's critics have fumed that exiting the Paris deal puts the United States at a disadvantage on the world stage.

"At what point does America get demeaned?" he asked.

This may imperil the agreement's enshrined goal of holding average global warming "well below" two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) over pre-Industrial Revolution levels - already a tall order even with the United States on board.

"We'll see if there's a better deal". If we can, that's great. While India has not released an official statement on the United States withdrawing from the deal, The Times of India reported on Friday that Indian and United States officials have already been in touch, with frantic phone calls and cables being exchanged between the two countries immediately after Trump's announcement.

But "Steel City" Mayor Bill Peduto took to Twitter to dispute the president's assertion.

The leaders of France, Germany and Italy said in a joint statement on Thursday the Paris climate accord can not be renegotiated, and said that they noted "with regret" the U.S. decision to pull out of the 2015 agreement.

His proposal to open negotiations for a new or updated deal was quickly rebuffed by France, Italy and Germany, leaving America out in the diplomatic cold.

We are deeply disappointed that the United States federal government has chose to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. "It is time to make America great again".

Asked about Musk's resignation, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told Fox News that "anybody who read the agreement and understood it would realise that this was not really about climate, this was about USA money going to other countries and it didn't solve the climate problem".

"If the President is going to be AWOL in this profoundly important human endeavour, then California and other states will step up", a joint statement read. It is not the future we want for our children.

Democratic cities and states, aware that the American public as a whole is increasingly concerned about climate change, are taking their stand, perhaps in recognition that the issue could become a pivotal one in the congressional and governor elections in 2018, and perhaps the presidential race in 2020.

"The decision is based on last century's economics and will turn the U.S. into last century's economy", Andrew Steer, president of the World Resources Institute (WRI) think-tank, predicted.

In Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia, the Yale survey found slightly more than half support the Paris agreement.

Under the pact, which was years in the making, countries both rich and poor committed to reducing emissions of so-called greenhouse gases generated by burning fossils fuels and blamed by scientists for warming the planet.

"This is an insane move by this president", California Gov.

World leaders on Thursday condemned President Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement.

"We will not ignore the science and reality of climate change", he said, adding that Trump's "reckless" decision could have "devastating repercussions" for the planet.

The Prime Minister of Belgium Charles Michel also weighed in: "I condemn this brutal act against #ParisAccord@realDonaldTrump Leadership means fighting climate change together". "Paris withdrawal leaves American workers & families behind".

Republican politicians and representatives of the coal industry cheered Trump's action.

"The Prime Minister expressed her disappointment with the decision and stressed that the United Kingdom remained committed to the Paris Agreement, as she set out recently at the G7".

In addition to the United States, only two other countries - Syria and Nicaragua - are not part of the Paris agreement.

Trump said the USA will negotiate re-entering the accord or "an entirely new transaction", calling the Paris Accord unfair to the U.S.

"There's not an absence of leadership in our country".

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