Nobody at White House will say whether Trump believes in climate change

Cheryl Sanders
June 3, 2017

"As other countries invest in advanced technologies and move forward with the Paris Agreement, we believe the United States can best exercise global leadership and advance U.S. interests by remaining a full partner in this vital global effort", the letter read. Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway was asked on ABC's "Good Morning America" show whether Trump believed in climate change. While Webb considers himself a conservative on many issues, he said he is not a Trump supporter.

There are already more than twice as many U.S.jobs in solar energy than coal, about 374,000 to 160,000, according to the Energy Department.

In a post on LinkedIn, Brad Smith, president and chief legal officer of Microsoft Corp., said "continued USA participation benefits US businesses and the economy in important and multiple ways", including strengthening competitiveness and creating new markets for clean technologies. He said his administration could try to renegotiate the existing agreement or try to create a new one that is more favorable to the U.S. "At the very least, we owe it to our future generations", said Chellam. Trump is making a mistake that will have grave repercussions for his own country, and for the world. The U.S. only sources about 13 per cent of its electricity from renewables. Inexplicably - and opposed by the vast majority of American businesses - Trump has also handcuffed the U.S.' ability to compete with China in the biggest market opportunity of the century: clean energy.

Scientists blame manmade climate change for rising seas and increasing extreme weather.


More broadly, Trump has diminished America itself, and abdicated its global leadership role. Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron urged May to use whatever influence she has to urge Trump to reverse his decision.

Pence called Trump's decision "refreshing".

Trump announced Thursday that his administration would immediately stop implementing the 195-nation accord brokered by Barack Obama in 2015 in tandem with Chinese leaders.

The group-which to date includes three governors, 30 mayors, more than 90 university presidents, and over 100 businesses-is preparing to submit a plan to the United Nations pledging to ensure that the USA remains a global leader in reducing emissions.


President Donald Trump announced that the USA was leaving for economic reasons, saying the deal would cost American jobs.

President Donald Trump made the statement that the United States is withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord in the Rose Garden of the White House on Thursday, June 1, 2017. Here's a look at some of the trends and challenges that could shape China's - and the world's -energy future. Not only has he weakened American influence in the world, he has also damaged our relationship with some of our most important allies who no longer believe they can rely on the U.S.as a partner.

Almost 4,000 miles away, Parisian Raphael Angeli said Trump's decision puts him at odds with many of his fellow citizens and much of the world.

Aoun has reaffirmed the university's commitment to sustainability and the mitigation of climate change, joining a coalition of mayors, governors, business leaders, and other university presidents in signing a statement in support of the Paris climate accord.


National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn dismissed concerns about potential economic fallout from the climate deal withdrawal, such as the potential of other countries slapping tariffs on American manufacturers. "They know it will continue to shackle our economy", said Pruitt, who serves as Trump's Environment Protection Agency administrator.

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