How Trump climate decision is seen as an economic win

Laura Christensen
June 6, 2017

Mr. Trump announced Thursday that he is pulling the us out of the Paris agreement, which was one of President Obama's major achievements in office.

"Mayors, governors, and business leaders from both political parties are signing [on to] a statement of support that we will submit to the U.N.", Bloomberg said, "and together, we will reach the emission reduction goals the USA made in Paris in 2015".

Most environmental experts were not surprised to earn that Donald Trump was going to pull the United States out of the Paris Accord on climate change.

As well as a world outcry, Trump's decision prompted a domestic backlash, with state governors, city mayors and powerful companies already drawing up plans to meet the Paris pact's greenhouse gas emission targets.

He said he would notify the UN Secretary General and the climate change secretariat that U.S. cities, states, businesses and others will aim to meet the United States' commitment to reducing emissions 26 % below the 2005 levels by 2025.

In the USA, it is local and state governments, along with businesses, that are primarily responsible for the dramatic decrease in greenhouse gas emissions in recent years. In the past, Trump has called climate change a hoax despite most of the world having acknowledged it for more than a decade.

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That's because employers are struggling to find available workers now that the unemployment rate is near rock-bottom. The president has focused on manufacturing jobs, a sector that has seen steady growth since his election.


The Fairfax County Republican Committee and the Republican Party of Virginia sponsored a "Pittsburgh not Paris" rally Saturday morning outside of the White House.

European Climate Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete, for example, said Friday that deal would never be revised.

Iran faces particular challenges from climate change, having suffered years of worsening drought and dust storms, compounded by poor water resource management. "I promised I would exit or renegotiate any deal which fails to serve America's interests". "I made the UK's position clear to President Trump last week at the G-7 meeting, as did the other G-7 leaders, and I made the position clear to President Trump last night".

Bloomberg, who supported former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election, believes that he can cobble enough money from several mayors around the country to help finance the hefty price tag attached to the complex accord.

"President Trump is providing more motivation and inspiration for additional innovation and technology than any president I've seen in my adult life", Keane said.

French President Emmanuel Macron is doing a bit of, shall we say, diplomatic trolling on President Donald Trump. This means that any action taken by them would have a significant impact on climate.

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