Tuesday, 12 December, 2017

Erie County Seeks to Hold Itself to Paris Climate Agreement

Nellie Chapman | 04 June, 2017, 03:49

Washington, Jun 3 US President Donald Trump wrongly claimed that the Paris Agreement would leave India and China unchecked on building coal-fired power plants, an American web-based fact checking media outlet has said.

But if liberals and progressives take one thing away from Ivanka's massive failure to influence the president's understanding of climate change, it's that if daddy's love and esteem for his favorite child has such hard limits, the rest of us are definitely screwed.

US President Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris climate accord on Friday. "Just the opposite - we are forging ahead", Bloomberg said in a statement released by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

USA billionaire, philanthropist and U.N. envoy for climate change Michael Bloomberg pledged $15 million to support the agreement's coordinating agency if necessary - the sum it stands to lose should the United States refuse to pay its share.

Russian Federation is the world's biggest crude oil producer and its fifth-largest emitter of greenhouse gases.

"The cow is out of the barn", said Allen of the shift to green energy.

Several major USA corporations, captains of industry and business groups urged Trump to honor the endangered agreement, with major oil companies ExxonMobil and Chevron among those reiterating their support for the accords.

"I want the world to know that the USA will meet its Paris commitments and that through partnerships among cities, states and businesses we will seek to remain part of the Paris agreement process", Bloomberg said.

Responding to President Donald Trump's decision to pull the USA out of the Paris climate agreement, the European Union is considering taking economic measures that could include halting trade talks, forging closer ties with Russian Federation, and imposing heavy carbon taxes on U.S. exports.

"Other actors - political and economical and civil - have stood up, and thousands of promising initiatives are being taken".

The plan on the county level seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels over the next eight years.

"Most of the big business in America, most of the innovative companies in America made it very clear to (President Trump) before he made this decision that there are more jobs staying in and becoming a leader in this area", said Allen.