Map: The state of the Paris agreement

Share

In announcing plans to pull the US out of the Paris climate accord, President Donald Trump declared that he was "elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris".

Microsoft president Brad Smith posted his response on LinkedIn saying in part: "Microsoft believes that climate change is an urgent issue that demands global action".

Several of those states had formalized their resolve to follow the Paris deal's goals, with Washington state, NY and California announcing they had formed the U.S. Climate Alliance. "A unsafe world", Macron said, referencing the cataclysmic effect of climate change all but completely ignored by the Trump administration.

The United Nations said America's exit from Paris was a "major disappointment", with a spokesman for Secretary- General Antonio Guterres urging the U.S. to remain a "leader on environmental issues". The main road to the US Naval Station in Norfolk, Virginia, the world's largest naval base, experiences chronic flooding, and electric and water utilities supporting the base are threatened every time the waters rise.

Civilians killed while fleeing IS in Mosul
Separately, Lieutenant Captain Abdulah Taha of the Federal Police said on Friday that the number of Daesh militants remaining in western Mosul's Old City now stands at 500.

The World Meteorological Organization estimated that USA withdrawal from the emissions-cutting accord could add 0.3 degrees Celsius to global temperatures by the end of the century in a worst-case scenario. The two officials peppered reporters with reasons the Paris agreement would hurt US industry but were unable to answer environment-related questions.

The comment and the talking points were meant to undercut the efficacy of the Paris agreement, a claim that Reilly says is wrong. When asked again on Friday, Spicer said, " I have not had an opportunity to have that discussion (with the president)".

"I don't think it particularly weakens him", Neumann said, though he suggested a lack of clarity over the role the administration intends to play internationally could still be problematic for Tillerson's diplomatic efforts. "Continued US participation in the agreement benefits US businesses and the US economy", it read. Beijing, however, has reaffirmed its commitment to meeting its targets under the Paris accord, recently canceling construction of about 100 coal-fired power plants and investing billions in massive wind and solar projects.

Despite the CEO backlash, Ross said many business leaders are confident that the President's other policies will help improve the USA economy.

Ariana Grande Manchester Benefit Concert Still On Despite London Terror Attacks
She clearly won over Lily's father, Adam, who tweeted photos of Grande with his daughter with the statement: "I'm in love". Grande, 23, has been in Manchester in recent days visiting the injured and families of those killed in the attacks.

One of those mayors, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, said that New Yorkers are already experiencing the extreme effects of climate change, such as hotter summers, more powerful storms and rising seas.

And congressional leaders upon whom Trump depends to advance his agenda endorsed his action.

As well as the leaders of the four European countries, political leaders from across the globe have reacted with condemnation and shock after Donald Trump confirmed the U.S. will abandon the landmark global climate change deal.

Trump said some incredibly stupid things during his Paris pullout speech yesterday, and you can have a browse through the most dunderheaded of them here. He didn't argue that it would affect USA efforts to reduce American emissions.

London terror attack: At least 6 victims, 3 terrorists shot
A witness told CNN two men had entered a restaurant in the Borough Market area near London Bridge and stabbed two people inside. Speaking to the Press Association, Will Orton described being in a pub in the area and seeing people coming running inside.

Share