Sends Donald Trump a Strong Message About Climate Change

Cheryl Sanders
May 14, 2017

Tiffany & Co.'s message to the Donald Trump arrives as the president considers whether or not to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement-the first global, legally-binding agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and avoid the dangers of climate change worldwide.

White House press secretary said Tuesday that a decision on whether the USA will withdrawal from the Paris climate accord will not come before the G-7 summit in Italy next month.

Spicer said Trump wants to "continue to meet with his team", seeking advice from both an economic and an environmental perspective as he works to make a decision.

Spicer on Tuesday declined to detail the deliberations, what strategies Trump might be considering or whether there's any conclusion to be drawn from the delay and the postponed meeting top Trump officials had planned to have Tuesday.

It was the second time a meeting on the Paris accord was scrubbed.

Ivanka Trump, who serves as an adviser to her father, was supposed to meet separately Tuesday with Pruitt and Sen.

During his election campaign Trump promised to "cancel" the climate deal, clinched in 2015 after years of tough bartering and now signed by 196 countries.

The Bonn talks have been overshadowed by fears that the world's number two carbon polluter will pull out of the agreement and throw the process into disarray.

French President-elect Emmanuel Macron said he would defend the Paris agreement in a telephone call with Trump on Monday.

The Paris accord, signed by almost 200 nations in 2015, was never ratified by the Senate due to the staunch oppositions of Republicans.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said at his Senate confirmation hearing in January he supports staying in the deal.

The actual dividing lines are blurrier, according to half a dozen people familiar with the discussions, and have shifted as aides get a clearer picture about what, precisely, withdrawing from the landmark climate pact would mean for the United States.

Administration has postponed making final decision on agreement multiple times. The official requested anonymity to discuss private conversations.

President Donald Trump vowed during his lengthy run for the White House to cancel USA involvement in the accord reached by 196 nations, but since assuming power has wavered.

This is the ceiling at which scientists say we can avoid worst-case-scenario climate change impacts - rising seas, harsher droughts, more intense storms, disease-spread and conflict over dwindling natural resources.

Three Jewish groups called on President Donald Trump to keep the United States as a signatory in the United Nations Paris climate change agreement.

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