Leaving climate deal likely wouldn't add US jobs

CA leaders react to Trump's withdrawal from Paris Agreement

The official insisted on anonymity in order to discuss the decision before the official announcement.

Shortly after the reports emerged on May 31, Trump tweeted: "I will be announcing my decision on the Paris Accord over the next few days". James Inhofe, have called for Trump to remove the USA from the agreement.

Abandoning the pact would isolate the US from a raft of worldwide allies who spent years negotiating the 2015 agreement to fight global warming and pollution by reducing carbon emissions.

It's not clear what the repercussions would be if the United States were to renege on its acceptance, which was given during the Obama administration.

News of Trump's expected decision drew swift reaction from the United Nations.

The first was the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, but that deal was a regional one, this could have global consequences.

SEE ALSO: Is climate change real? "Climate solutions provide opportunities that unmatchable". Since taking office, Trump's policies have favored delaying or rolling back rules that would limit carbon emissions by US companies. ExxonMobil, BP, Shell and Chevron all want the U.S.to remain.

Bracing for Donald Trump’s decision on whether to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord environmental groups and states opposed to a withdrawal are publicly ramping up their arguments
Leaving climate deal likely wouldn't add US jobs

During his 2016 presidential campaign, Trump denounced the accord, and called global warming a hoax aimed at weakening USA industry.

In the past, Trump described climate change as a "hoax," and he promised to remove the US from the climate change treaty, or at least "renegotiate" it, during his 2016 campaign. Such an assertion stands in defiance of broad scientific consensus.

The White House wouldn't confirm or deny reports that Trump plans to back out of the climate deal.

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt, who met with Trump on Tuesday, has overtly advocated quitting a deal he judges "bad" for America. The U.S.is the biggest producer of carbon emissions on a per-person basis.

In 2015, the Paris deal, drafted within the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and championed by former US President Barack Obama, was signed by 194 countries and ratified by 143 states.

"The EU and China consider the Paris agreement as a historic achievement further accelerating the irreversible global low greenhouse gas emission and climate resilient development", the draft document said. The Paris Agreement has wide support - from global oil and gas companies to coal generators in our Western states.

If President Trump does end up pulling out of the Paris climate accord, it seems Ivanka has failed to have a strong influence on his stance on climate change.



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