Trump pulls United States out of Paris climate agreement

Trump's move to yank America out of the Paris Agreement was criticized by many as abdicating American leadership on the global stage in the face of the climate change crisis.

Filmmaker Michael Moore has branded President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement a "crime against humanity". But the evangelical environmentalists said the decision was out of line with Biblical priorities because it would degrade the environment and hurt the poor.

"All the discussions we had through the last several weeks have been focused on one singular issue: Is Paris good or not for this country?" said Pruitt.

The architects of the Paris Agreement included Christiana Figueres, who until recently led the UNFCCC.

"The Paris agreement is irreversible and will be implemented because it is our responsibility", he said. Bloomberg - who is the world's 10th-richest person - serves as the U.N. Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, and he has long advocated aggressive climate measures.

Musk said earlier this week that he would consider quitting the councils if Trump went ahead with the withdrawal.

"Through the Paris agreement, the US -the world's second largest carbon emitter-joined with all but two countries to commit to policies to prevent and mitigate the impact of global warming on human health". But as the Times of India noted Friday, total foreign aid to India amounted to just $3.1 billion in 2015, the year the accord was inked, with us aid to the country weighing in at around $100 million. Paris agreement was signed in 2015 to fight rising global temperature by cutting down carbon emission.

Mr Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, had for his part pledged to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 26 to 28 per cent by 2025.

The minister said that it is not now known what kind of impact the decrease in USA funding to support developing countries will be. "Our administration looks forward to continued, bipartisan collaboration with other states to protect the environment, grow the economy and deliver a brighter future to the next generation", Baker said in a statement.

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