Nikki Haley claims Trump does believe "the climate is changing".

Andrew Cummings
June 8, 2017

Trump's most infamous climate-change-denial tweet came in November 2012, when he wrote that the "concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive".

"The European leaders, why do they want us to stay in?"

When the New York Times asked him about the issue in November Trump acknowledged "some connectivity" between human activity and climate change but didn't really specify what that meant.

"How is President Trump ever going to explain this to his children and grandchildren he didn't care about the air they breathed or water they drank?" she said. We're going to continue encouraging other countries to do what they think is in the best interests of them.

"President Trump believes the climate is changing and he believes pollutants are part of the equation", Haley said.

"Non-compliance with commitments in the Paris accord by a government which is the second-largest producer of greenhouse gases and is one of the most polluting countries, is unacceptable", said Ghasemi.

Despite Trump's claim that he would renegotiate a climate agreement, many countries immediately announced they would not negotiate another environmental treaty with the US. "We will address the issue and move on", he said.

Expressions of shock and regret poured in from around the world, including from Pacific islands - at risk of being swallowed by rising seas - which accused Washington of "abandoning" them.

A little more than half an hour's research would also have yielded a clue as to what other mayors and governors would do in response to Trump's decision.

"Just because the U.S. got out of a club doesn't mean we aren't going to care about the environment", Haley said.

Press Secretary Sean Spicer told CNN that he'd never discussed climate change with Trump.

In fact, Garcetti, who co-founded the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda, also known as the Climate Mayors, is partly responsible for a veritable landslide of mayors stepping out to commit to the Paris Climate Agreement.

They came as Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, ended days of confusion to make clear that "President Trump believes the climate is changing" and that man-made pollutants are partly responsible.

"There is nothing to renegotiate here", European Union climate commissioner Miguel Arias Canete told reporters in Brussels.

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