Kerry, Gore blast Trump climate exit

Kerry, Gore blast Trump climate exit

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi charged that President Trump's grounds for withdrawing the us from the Paris Climate Agreement "was totally not factual".

He said Trump's decision to pull out of the accord has worked as a mobilizing force in some American cities and states, such as California, Washington and NY states.

However, though Trump administration officials confirmed that the United States would wait the required three-and-a-half years to officially withdraw from the agreement, they could not answer questions about what changes would have to be made to the accord in order for Trump to consider re-entering it.

After the US withdrawal from the Paris deal sparked pledges of money and solidarity, Figueres said via Twitter on Friday, "Thank you Trump".

Former vice president Al Gore, a champion of environmental causes who tried personally to persuade Trump to keep the United States in the agreement, echoed Kerry.

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On Friday morning, Kellyanne Conway, counselor to Trump, wouldn't give a straightforward answer when asked about the president's stance on climate change during an appearance on Good Morning America. "Worldwide agreements aside, we remain committed to creating a better environment".

Under the Paris accord, the US sent some $1 billion to the Green Climate Fund that is guided by the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change - the body that coordinates global climate policy. "I promised I would exit or renegotiate any deal which fails to serve America's interests".

The move was denounced by leaders around the world including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and France's president Emmanuel Macron. In the aftermath, the White House has refused to confirm or deny whether Trump believes in human-caused climate change. Over 180 mayors snubbed the President's announcement by affirming their commitment to the Paris accord at a city-level.

The White House claimed a $3 billion United Nations "slush fund" was set up through the agreement, while France stated that President Obama committed "less per capita than many other countries including Germany, France, the UK and Sweden" - despite the US's role as the biggest carbon polluter in history. As Cook told his employees, "Our mission has always been to leave the world better than we found it". And we are leading with respect to Carbon dioxide production.

"You have gone to Washington to hold Donald Trump's hand, now is the time to hold his feet to the fire", Farron said, referring to a brief hand-holding moment during May's trip to the White House in January.

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