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Elon Musk quits Donald Trump's advisory councils after Paris accord decision

Elon Musk quits Donald Trump's advisory councils after Paris accord decision Germany also released a joint statement with France and Italy saying the Paris climate agreement can not be renegotiated, despite Trump wanting to re-enter it "on better terms". "And I think it is one of the most self-destructive moves I've ever seen by any president in my lifetime". Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said he is working on a motion with Councilman Mike Bonin to instruct the... [Full Article...]

Trump's Speech On Paris Climate Agreement Withdrawal, Annotated

On Thursday, former President Obama spoke out against President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord . Below are statements from Alden Meyer , director of strategy and policy at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and a leading expert on the United Nation's global climate negotiations process, and Ken Kimmell , president of UCS and a former commissio... [Full Article...]

Trump draws criticism from world leaders

By abandoning the world's chief effort to slow the tide of planetary warming, Trump was fulfilling a top campaign pledge. The White House indicated it would follow the lengthy exit process outlined in the deal. Trump promoted his announcement Wednesday night on Twitter , after a day in which USA allies around the world sounded alarms about the likely consequences of a US withdrawal. [Full Article...]

McKenna 'deeply disappointed' in US decision to pull out of Paris

Compared to the federal government, US states have limited ability to implement and enforce worldwide agreements, including the Paris pact, which is aimed at preventing the planet from warming 2 degrees Celsius, or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit. [Full Article...]

Watch as President Trump announces US withdrawal from Paris climate deal

Catherine McKenna, Canadian environment minister, said her country is "deeply disappointed by the United States decision on the Paris accord". "As someone who cares deeply about the environment, which I do, I can not in good conscience support a deal that punishes the United States". [Full Article...]

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin on President Trump's Paris Climate Agreement speech

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin on President Trump's Paris Climate Agreement speech President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the USA will withdraw from the Paris climate accord , making America one of three countries not to participate in the historic agreement to combat climate change. Without mentioning the US specifically, Li said that "China in recent years has stayed true to its commitment " and pointed out that his was one of the first countries to ratify the ... [Full Article...]

Obama slams Trump for exiting Paris climate deal

Obama slams Trump for exiting Paris climate deal The United States now joins Nicaragua and Syria in dissent. Paul described the action as "great news for the economy" that "could save as many as 6 million U.S.jobs". "It's not that far-fetched to imagine a scenario where China, in response to the United States pulling out. implements a carbon tax on all goods exported from the United States to China, and others nations could follow suit", Ste... [Full Article...]

Lawmakers react to President Trump's decision to withdraw from Paris Agreement

Lawmakers react to President Trump's decision to withdraw from Paris Agreement Scientists say Earth is likely to reach more risky levels of warming sooner as a result of the president's decision because America's pollution contributes so much to rising temperatures. France, Germany and Italy have said the climate deal can not be renegotiated. In a carefully measured statement released moments after Trump announced the news from the White House Rose Garden on Thursday, Ob... [Full Article...]

Scientists say Antarctic shelf close to calving huge iceberg

Scientists say Antarctic shelf close to calving huge iceberg Project MIDAS researchers, a group of scientists from Welsh universities in Swansea and Aberystwyth charged with studying the shelf using European Union satellites, released an update on Wednesday. The rift on Larsen C began growing rapidly across the ice shelf since 2014. If all the glaciers held back by Larsen C were to run into the ocean, the global water mark would increase by about 10 cen... [Full Article...]

Bainimarama "deeply disappointed" by Trump pullout

The official has insisted on anonymity in order to discuss the decision before the official announcement. Disney's Bob Iger has also resigned from the president's business advisory board on Thursday. Their top corporate officers signed a letter to Trump several months ago, arguing that failing to build a low-carbon economy would put us "prosperity at risk". [Full Article...]

Chris Woakes injury mars England's win in Champions Trophy opener

ENG vs BAN Match 1 Prediction: After 2015th World cup at the group stage, England and Bangladesh facing each other in the 50 over cricket now at ICC Champions Trophy 2017. On the result, Root added: "It is a great statement of intent and it fills us with confidence going into the next game". Man of the match Joe Root slammed 11 fours and six for his unbeaten 129-ball 133 as England kn... [Full Article...]

President Donald Trump announces US pullout from climate accord

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says in a conference call with reporters that states are free to act on their own to reduce pollution. The top Democrat in the U.S. During his presidential campaign Trump had said the accord could cost the USA trillions of dollars and lead to no great benefit. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence announced the long-awaited decision from the Rose Garden, just days afte... [Full Article...]

Trump Warned Against Quitting Paris Climate Deal

Trump, who campaigned against the agreement as a jobs killer, said he is listening to "a lot of people both ways" but promised a decision "very soon". When asked on Tuesday whether Mr Trump believes human activity is contributing to climate change, White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters, "Honestly, I haven't asked him that". [Full Article...]

What would the U.S. leaving the Paris climate deal look like?

What would the U.S. leaving the Paris climate deal look like? Trump made the decision in part after receiving a letter from 22 Republican Senators, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., calling for a clean exit from the accord , Axios reported. Tillerson and Energy Secretary Rick Perry had both advised against leaving the deal, sources said. ExxonMobil CEO Darren Woods wrote a personal letter to Trump earlier this month, urging him to s... [Full Article...]

China calls climate change 'global consensus'

China calls climate change 'global consensus' He said the US would try to re-enter but only if it can get more favorable terms. But he indicated that was hardly a priority. "If we can, great. If we can't, that's fine", he added. Trump had said as a candidate that the Paris climate accord, signed by almost 200 countries in 2015, would cause job losses in the U.S. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). [Full Article...]

Germany, China vow to deepen ties amid Trump concerns

Germany, China vow to deepen ties amid Trump concerns China and Europe took the lead on Thursday on forging on with the Paris climate accord , as fears grew US President Donald Trump would pull Washington out of the landmark deal. " The accord was negotiated poorly by the Obama administration and signed out of desperation". If Trump quits the accord "we need to be really clear - rather than just walking away from it - what you put in place in t... [Full Article...]

Save cities from massive ogres in 'Extinction'

Save cities from massive ogres in 'Extinction' No real gameplay footage is up yet - unless you count the snippet at the end of the trailer - however a new CGI trailer was released as of recent showing off what the game aims to replicate. Different skill trees will help your character develop a path best suited to your playstyle. Extinction will have a story campaign complete with side missions and "skill-based combat", with mentions of wal... [Full Article...]

World's largest airplane rolls out of hangar

The Stratolaunch aircraft, which has the largest plane wingspan measuring 385 feet, is powered by six 747 aircraft engines and is created to launch rockets into space from the air. These rockets will be carrying small satellites that weigh up to 1,000 pounds into orbit. Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space planes will launch passenger flights from the belly of a WhiteKnightTwo carrier plane, w... [Full Article...]

Renewable energy expected to continue growth, despite Trump

French President Emmanuel Macron, upset with the U.S. president's announcement , on Thursday presented his own version of Trump's campaign slogan with a call to "make our planet great again". "It was a significant move forward. the fact that there's just so much agreement and good will on all parts, including some nations that had been (reluctant) in the past", said Professor Ian Simmonds of Sy... [Full Article...]

Trump will announce US withdrawal from Paris climate accord: document

Trump's controversial decision deals a blow to one of Obama's legacy accomplishments. In announcing the United States' withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, President Trump said the deal was very unfair to America and "not what we need". [Full Article...]


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