States, cities must commit to climate-change fight


The poll's headline announces that "Most Americans want "aggressive action" on climate change", but the publication later adds significant caveats to its bold claim, namely, that Americans are unlikely to penalize President Donald Trump for leaving the Paris climate deal.

The U.S. Climate Alliance will also act as a forum to sustain and strengthen existing climate programs, promote the sharing of information and best practices, and implement new programs to reduce carbon emissions from all sectors of the economy.

The Paris Agreement unites nations into a common cause; to combat climate change and adapt to its effects, with enhanced support to assist developing countries to do so. "Having said that, the (Paris) accord was a significant symbolic statement by the world's countries".

In the United States, a group of one thousand business and government leaders have declared their intent to honor the Paris climate accord, which was shunned by President Trump.

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The US joined the Paris agreement in 2015.

Yawn said there are some important issues to consider about the climate accord.

What's more, the fact that the Paris climate agreement is a nonbinding worldwide accord makes Trump's pullout look even more like self-serving grandstanding to his largely middle-class noncollege-educated base.

But the agreement leaves it up to each nation how exactly to meet that goal.

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Just a few months before the United Nations climate change conference in Kyoto, the US Congress unanimously adopted a resolution stating that the US should not be a signatory to any agreement that would mandate new commitments to limit or reduce greenhouse gas emissions that would result in serious harm to the US economy. MIT says President Trump left out one crucial aspect of their study. We worship rivers, trees and mountains, she said.

The US president said the deal was not tough enough on China and India. "Family members and extended family members used to work in the coal industry, and as a child, which was a long time ago, part of the everyday dinner conversation was, 'This isn't sustainable.' We knew 30 to 40 years ago that the coal industry was in big trouble". Scientists anticipate climate change could push the Earth to risky temperatures much sooner with U.S. retreat from the pledge because the country burns so much energy.

Nor can the president's embrace of Youngstown in his address last week blindside any of us to the recklessness of the decision. "Lack of binding enforcement, non-guaranteed financing and the fact that several studies indicate even with the plan as configured, it will not have a positive impact. there are other ways we can and must demonstrate a commitment to this world crisis".

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