The Trump administration, climate, and MA
- Author: Rogelio Becker Jun 15, 2017,
Jun 15, 2017, 1:21
Trump left open the possibility of re-entering the accord after renegotiating a "deal that's fair" and benefits American workers and industry, although the rules of the accord do not allow for a renegotiation at the request of just one country. The web-based platform provides transparency on the individual commitments of countries toward reducing their carbon footprints that are up-to-date, as well as recording their historic pledges and actions. Remember, the only other two countries that have not signed onto the accord are Nicaragua (which - defensibly - thought the agreement didn't go far enough) and Syria (currently a country in name only).
The Trump National Doral Golf Club in Miami is also threatened, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the South Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, the Hill reported. The United States is weaker when it works alone.
As a result, the US said it would not join those sections of the communique on climate and multilateral development banks. "I commend these legislators for their dedication to the environment and join them in their commitment to combating climate change". "The other countries in the treaty now have all sorts of options as to how they respond and what economic penalties they might consider".
Fortunately for millions and millions of us seniors, Trump said "no".
The name of the group refers to the goal established by scientists of keeping the rise in global temperature due to carbon emissions under 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels in 1750 or before. The first global accord ever signed by nearly every nation on Earth was based on this scientific confidence and is dedicated to avoiding the worst consequences of climate change.
There are three main agencies in the USA government concerned with fighting global warming - the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, and the Department of Interior.
A week after releasing a budget proposal that would slash funding for USDA rural development, cut farm conservation programs, and exacerbate hunger in rural communities, President Trump announced the U.S.is pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord.
It added that the global effort to curb climate change and address its impacts can not be postponed, and said there is an urgent need for action, and little room for renegotiation. "My view didn't change", Tillerson said.
"It is a global issue and will need a global agreement to address", Kasich said in his statement.
Gove, who has himself come under criticism for voting against measures to prevent climate change, said the Paris Accord was "a significant step forward".
The strongest opposition to Trump's rejection of the Paris Accord has emerged from local governments.
The world's most powerful President played a victim's card in announcing the decision to quit claiming that the Paris Accord placed the USA in disadvantageous position and more than that, placed India and China in the most advantageous situation.
France's environment minister, Nicolas Hulot, said he hoped many countries would follow France's lead in scaling up their pledges and accelerating the timetable on implementing Paris benchmarks in response to the USA withdrawal.