EU's Juncker Warns Trump Against US Quitting Paris Climate Deal

  • EU's Juncker Warns Trump Against US Quitting Paris Climate Deal

EU's Juncker Warns Trump Against US Quitting Paris Climate Deal

The CEOs of 10 major American companies urged use a television advertisement Wednesday to urge President Donald Trump to stay in the Paris climate agreement.

Ed Markey, D-Mass. "By creating the clean energy technologies here at home and then deploying them around the world, we can have job creation that is good for all creation". Big developing countries like India and Brazil, which are also big greenhouse-gas emitters, may follow America out of the agreement, further weakening its ability to have an impact on global emissions.

Speaking alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Thursday, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said China had "stayed true to its commitment" in fighting climate change over the past few years, including "promoting the signing of the Paris agreement".

Scientists say that the earth is likely to reach more unsafe levels of warming even sooner if the USA retreats from its pledge because America contributes so much to rising temperatures.

Underlining that science behind climate change "is beyond doubt", Guterres said.

Rep. Frank Pallone, a Democrat who represents parts of the northern Jersey Shore, said pulling out of the agreement would be "the most risky and short-sighted decision of his presidency".

More than 190 nations agreed to the accord in December 2015 in Paris, and 147 have since formally ratified or otherwise joined it, including the United States - representing more than 80 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. "This is a hugely important issue that is all about President Obama's legacy".

While President Donald Trump mulls his rumored plan to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, others are apparently considering their own exit ― from Trump. "So there you have it, the die is cast", he said. "U.S. companies are well positioned to lead in these markets".

"Australia has commitments and we are sticking to those", Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg said last night.

Withdrawing from the climate accord would not necessarily be welcome among the wider business community.

A second option would be quicker and more dramatic. Extreme weather in many places has increased.

"The business sector is moving ahead anyway", van Ark says.

In four years Trump will be up for election again, and if his approval rating now is any indication, the USA will have a new president in 2021.

"But of course everybody on the climate change side of things is saying this is nothing to play with, build suspense about".

During the years the Ontario Liberals have been in power, energy costs have soared for consumers and businesses. Climate change is unstoppable. Drought and water shortages could sap growth.

Rising sea levels would destroy hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of property along the Jersey Shore and North Jersey riverbanks. For most of that time, I was a Republican, but I left the party that has ignored the scientific consensus on climate change.

"If the United States leaves the framework convention, the U.S. will become a rogue state", says Bangladeshi climate expert Saleemul Huq.