In New York's executive order, Gov. Andrew Cuomo called Trump's decision to pull out from the Paris agreement an "abdication of leadership on climate change that threatens the environmental and economic health of all New Yorkers".
Fanta Coulibaly, 65, who sells vegetables in Mali's capital, Bamako, remembers when there was enough rain this time of year. I don't know what it means to deny the climate. He is shirking USA responsibilities, severely undermining US interests, and putting USA companies at a competitive disadvantage.
Bloomberg, who is the U.N. Secretary-General's special envoy for Cities and Climate Change, said the United States has led the world on emission reductions over the past decade. Eventually, they switched to natural gas and the regional railroad companies began using diesel locomotives as opposed to coal-powered trains. Federiga Bindi, a former adviser to the Italian government and a senior fellow at JHU's Center for Transatlantic Relations, told the Huffington Post the move will make it harder for Trump to work with nations around the world on other, unrelated issues.
But activist Samir Lemes of the Eko Forum group in the industrial town of Zenica voiced hope the "unfortunate decision" would energize environmental protection efforts.
Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner should have security clearance reviewed
An ongoing, permanent back-channel for communications was never discussed, only a one-time call, the source added. It was their first opportunity to question Spicer about a Washington Post report published late last week.
"A rogue USA can cause more damage inside. than outside of the agreement", said Luke Kemp, a climate policy lecturer at the Australian National University. America was the largest creator of the greenhouse gas problem and also had a moral obligation to help the poorest countries suffering the consequences of it, she said. "In order to send a signal to the worldwide community, and to uphold our obligations to current and future generations, we encourage you to continue to aggressively address the threat of climate change and abide by this global effort", the lawmakers wrote in the letter.
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo insisted that clean energy is already creating jobs and boosting economies, contrary to Trump's claims, and called him "a representative of a world gone by, a world that is looking back in the rear-view mirror and does not see what is happening today".
Climate Action Tracker, a leading body monitoring climate change pledges, recently said in a report that India and China are expected to do so much better than their respective Paris Accord targets that they might be able to offset the shortfall from Trump abandoning America's goals.
Gearing up for Trump's decision, Reps.
"It's 46 (really cold) and snowing in NY on Memorial Day - tell the so-called "scientists" that we want global warming right now!" he wrote in May 2013 - one of several instances in which he said that warming would be welcome. "There is certainly a change in weather", he said.