France releases 'changed' version of White House video on Paris agreement

And a Friday press briefing only muddied the waters further.

TOPSHOT - US President Donald Trump announces his decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Accords in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on June 1, 2017. Soon after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was asked the same question, and he dodged, too.

Whatever the industry, companies will be reluctant to change plans based exclusively on the withdrawal from the climate agreement because the pendulum could swing back. Thursday's announcement on the Paris agreement was a decision "to abdicate our leadership in the world", Stanton said.

"[Climate change] is undeniable", Secretary-General Guterres told the media at a press encounter in the Russian city of St. Petersburg. She said the withdrawal compounded suspicions about USA leadership that Trump has fueled by leaving the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and by questioning the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance.

Perhaps these "hoax, yes or no?" questions are no longer meaningful.

Mr Trump's relative silence on the matter has left reporters wondering whether the president still stands by earlier comments - and tweets - expressing serious scepticism about the whether climate change is real. "We're going to have the cleanest water", Trump said at one point. While Pruitt was standing at the lectern, the EPA was reportedly offering buyouts to longtime employees to cut its workforce of scientists and policy specialists.

After the US withdrawal from the Paris deal sparked pledges of money and solidarity, Figueres said via Twitter on Friday, "Thank you Trump".

Trump framed his decision as reasserting American sovereignty, saying, "I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris".

"The only silver lining to Trump's dark recalcitrance is that it has strengthened the resolve of virtually all of the world's other nations to take more and more aggressive actions to limit their emissions of climate-altering substances".

A senior administration official defended Trump's use of the findings. The pope wrote the climate is a common good belonging to all and meant for all.

Trudeau "also conveyed Canada's continued commitment to working internationally to address climate change", it said.

In part that is because the Paris agreement only went into effect a year ago, it's voluntary, and doesn't carry penalties for countries that fall short of emissions-cutting targets. Pruitt, who has previously been called a climate change skeptic, defended his own views when asked about them during the briefing.

Yet the study has had little effect, considering that Pruitt made the same erroneous statements again today.

"If we do nothing, our children will know a world of migrations, of wars, of shortage - a unsafe world", Macron said. That would open the door to other countries doing the same thing, Abreu said.

"We are all custodians of this world, and that is why Canada will continue to work with the U.S.at the state level, and with other USA stakeholders, to address climate change and promote clean growth".

Climate issues are expected to dominate discussions between Keqiang, who is leading a large delegation of ministers to Brussels on Friday, and EU Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. "Unchecked climate change is a global health crisis that threatens to reverse decades of health gains worldwide, with serious consequences for our children and generations to come", according to the report.