Trump's announcement that the United States would withdraw from the global accord drew ridicule from foreign leaders around the world and made the USA one of only three countries not signed up to the accord, the others being Nicaragua and Syria.
"America is perceived as being, on this, on the wrong side of history", Ambassador Francois Delattre told reporters.
But the mayors' article his back at Trump: "Though separated by an ocean and a language, we share a desire to do what is best for our citizens and our planet", the pair wrote. You can stop taking advantage of the United States now, because it's getting annoying.
Despite the setback on climate, Delattre expressed hope that the United States will nevertheless remain engaged in global affairs.
"I think it's very important that we state how we feel about this terrible thing that our president has done, again", Councilman Kelley Singleton said.
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The landmark accord signed by 195 countries intends to cut emissions and keep global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels.
"What the president has done, and what's happening in our country right now, we need to double down on our climate action plan", said the Rev. Steve Hammond of the Peace Community Church.
Almost six in 10 (57%) of voters said they opposed Trump's withdrawal from the deal, while just 24% said they agreed with the decision, the latest Politico / Morning Consult survey found.
"If we talk about responsibility, which countries created the issue of climate change?". Now even North Korea is criticizing Trump on climate change, calling his move "selfish", and "the height of egotism".
President Trump has abdicated American moral leadership.
Several hundred businesses, including major energy corporations, recently expressed public support for the Paris accord and urged the United States not to withdraw from it. Now the world tilts closer to Beijing while our government sticks its head in the sand, unmoved by the suffering climate change is already causing.