International Media Slams Trump's Decision To Exit Paris Accord

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In December previous year, DiCaprio met Trump in a last-ditch effort to enlighten him on climate change, one of the environmental causes for which the Oscar-winning actor and activist has worked tirelessly.

Jabs and movie references aside, Schwarzenegger's stance is that the most important job of a USA president is to protect the American people, and that keeping the environment clean is a big part of that responsibility.

However, that argument is rendered moot by Trump's pledge to end the Obama regulations, a pledge that predated Thursday's announcement.

But "not all environmentalists think Trump's withdrawal from Paris is so bad for the world", says The Guardian. Now the US stands with only Syria and Nicaragua as countries on the sidelines. Trump declared Thursday he was pulling the U.

President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the United States is withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, prompting a furious global backlash and throwing efforts to slow global warming into doubt. By backing off the

Pacific Islands at risk of being swallowed by rising seas accused Washington of "abandoning" vulnerable nations and expressed dismay Friday after Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris climate deal.

He added: "We don't want other countries laughing at us anymore, and they won't".

"But there does remain broad support for the agreement internationally, and wind energy continues attracting major investments globally and in the USA because it makes economic sense", he added.

Trudeau vowed to continue working with USA states that support climate action "to drive progress on one of the greatest challenges we face as a world". On Tuesday morning, the paper led with the story "Europe vows to keep fighting global warming after USA withdrawal" citing French President Emmanuel Macron, who made a moving speech saying it was the world's duty is to "make our planet great again".

Jean-Claude Juncker, European Commission president, told a conference of the Confederation of German Employers in Berlin that "the Americans can't just get out of the agreement", adding that "it takes three to four years" to pull out.

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A top European Union official said the EU and China believe Trump made a grievous error. The absence of its leadership and financial support in implementing the Agreement could delay actions to both reduce global emissions as well as to adapt to the adverse impacts of the climate change that have already occurred. "They will find in France a second homeland", he said.

Trump has chose to take his country out of the Paris climate control agreement which has led to Tesla owner Elon Musk leaving his position on the president's advisory council.

Barbara Hendricks said other countries will fill the leadership void left by the United States but none will be expected to make up the shortfall in emissions reductions caused by Washington's exit.

In 2009, Beijing faced heavy worldwide criticism for blocking more ambitious commitments at climate change talks in Copenhagen, and for refusing global verification measures.

Poor countries are predicted to be among the hardest hit by global warming, with some predicting tens of millions of "climate refugees" in coming decades.

A number of political and social groups condemned Trump's decision to withdraw from the climate agreement.

In a draft letter to U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres, cited in the New York Times, he wrote: "The bulk of the decisions which drive USA climate action in the aggregate are made by cities, states, businesses, and civil society".

In announcing his decision, Trump said he was "elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris".

For anxious allies, Trump's rejection of the Paris pact is particularly jarring in the wake of his first global trip last week. Jamey Keaten in Geneva and Raf Casert in Tallinn, Estonia, contributed.



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