Leonardo DiCaprio upset over Trump's withdrawal from Paris agreement

  • Leonardo DiCaprio upset over Trump's withdrawal from Paris agreement

Leonardo DiCaprio upset over Trump's withdrawal from Paris agreement

Reporters tried to ask Trump that earlier this week.

Trump's announcement sent the issue of climate change - and May's attempts to bolster the trans-Atlantic "special relationship" with the US - to the top of the agenda Friday in campaigning for Britain's June 8 election. That remains true today.

Mr Trump's decision prompted criticism from many USA business leaders, including clean tech entrepreneur and Tesla chief executive Elon Musk and Robert Iger, chief executive of the Walt Disney Company, who said they had resigned from the president's advisory council over the issue. "All climate change is local".

And Peter Sachs, GM of Lowa, didn't mince words when speaking abut Trump's latest controversial decision.

Along with Mr Trump, Mr Pruitt and White House press secretary Sean Spicer were among those who refused to answer repeated questions on the subject.

Pence called Trump's decision "refreshing".

To solve this global problem, we must transform the global energy status quo.

"What makes this particular period in American history unique is that there are so many divisive issues forcing these individuals to speak out", said Arvind Bhambri, a business professor at USC.

It commits the United States and 194 other countries to keeping rising global temperatures "well below" 2 degrees C above pre-industrial levels and "endeavour to limit" them even more, to 1.5C.

"There's enough to deal with with respect to the Paris Agreement and making an informed decision about this important issue". The rest of the world will be sad to see an America that has been left behind, owing to Trump's decision.

The world's response will be clear at the G20 meeting in Germany this July.

Rebecca Lindland, an executive analyst with Kelley Blue Book, said Trump's decision won't have an immediate impact on automakers, who had no specific targets to meet under the Paris agreement. He sent a second tweet debunking one of Trump's claims about the Paris agreement.

"The president believes in a clean environment, clean air, clean water".

More worrisome than the long-term guesses could be the expected tariffs on US carbon emitters slapped on by other countries. Likewise, sovereign wealth funds with huge clout in the global financial system are redirecting their investments toward the green economy. Essentially, we're paying up because we pollute more.

Oil prices fell Friday on concern that the USA exit from Paris could lead to increased production and a continuation of the glut of crude.

The people who live in these cities sitting in these swing states don't want to go back to working in some coal mine or to give up their manufacturing job in next generation clean tech.

"By expanding markets for innovative clean technologies, the agreement generates jobs and economic growth", the letter says. The renewable-energy revolution, now spreading at an unprecedented rate, is already transforming entire sectors, not least transportation.

A NASA-funded study said that global industrial civilisation is headed for a collapse in the coming decades, blaming unsustainable resource use and increasing wealth inequality.

Time and again, this country has risen to civilizational challenges with a sense of optimism, creativity and drive.

Still, Trump can not take all of America with him. Trump peddled dozens of wildly disproved falsehoods in justifying exiting the agreement, which prompted swift backlash from the global community; diplomats; Trump's own Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson; and major U.S. companies such as Apple, Microsoft and Intel. Trump's historic mistake represents an obstacle to that collective action; but it can hardly stop it. Knowing the good work that we and countless others around the world are doing, there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about our planet's future.