In First Since Trump Speech, Haley Says President Believes Climate Is Changing

Henrietta Brewer
June 16, 2017

"But I think we can lessen that in a responsible way that doesn't. put entire groups of people out of work". Similarly, Robert Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Co., announced on Twitter he also will resign as a presidential advisor over Trump's decision. The Obama administration, for example, had committed the reducing carbon emissions by 26 to 28 percent by 2025. He said he would consider re-entry if the US could get a better deal. She said Trump pulled out of the pact "because it wasn't possible to meet the conditions" under the pact agreed to under President Barack Obama. McConnell adds, "By withdrawing from this unattainable mandate, President Trump has reiterated his commitment to protecting middle-class families across the country and workers throughout coal country from higher energy prices and potential job loss". "India will continue to be part of it irrespective of whether the U.S. remains in it or not", Swaraj told reporters.

In December 2015 in Paris, world leaders signed the first global commitment to fight climate change.

It has to be seen, the home minister added, in what circumstances the U.S. president made the statement on the Paris accord.

As I said in Paris in 2015, we were deluged with example after example of mayors breaking through bureaucracy and bypassing national or state roadblocks to make progress on reducing unsafe carbon pollution-refusing to sit back in anticipation of higher action.

Moreover, Timothy McMahan, a partner at Stoel Rives who chairs the law firm's Climate Change Initiative, suggests, "The federal government's decision may embolden states, as well as local governments, to continue enacting clean energy policies and incentivizing clean energy technology investments".

The effort, which is being coordinated by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, follows President Donald Trump's announcement on Thursday that the United States would withdraw from the agreement, a landmark pact between 195 nations to adopt green energy sources, cut down on climate change emissions, and limit the rise of global temperatures.

In the US, it is local and state governments, along with businesses, that are primarily responsible for the dramatic decrease in greenhouse gas emissions in recent years.

After repeated dodges and non-answers from various members of the Trump administration, the United States' ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said Saturday that the President believes "the climate is changing and he believes pollutants are part of the equation."At least five members of Trump's administration - EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn and White House press secretary Sean Spicer - repeatedly declined to say in recent days whether the President believes the science supporting climate change".

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