UK's May urged to take tougher line against Trump on climate

UK's May urged to take tougher line against Trump on climate

To give you a sense of just how much has changed, the president of the European Commission said he would likely now be working more closely with China than with the U.S.

By backing off the US commitment to address climate change, President Donald Trump leaves an opening for a chief economic rival, China, to expand its increasing dominance in the renewable energy industry.

- The German, French and Italian political leadership have issued a joint statement saying they "regret" the decision made by the United States president.

Even Lindsey Graham, known for being a bit more bi-partisan than his fellow Republicans in the S.C. delegation, tentatively sided with Trump, tweeting that he "support (ed) President Trump's desire to re-enter the Paris Accord after the agreement becomes a better deal for America and business". Company chairman Bill Ford, the man Trump once described as "my friend", broke with the president over his executive order on immigration.

"In following through on his promise, President Trump is supporting America's uncompromising values, saving coal jobs, and promoting low-priced, reliable electricity for Americans and the rest of the world", he said.

"The US can propose anything it wants, but no other country will join them at the negotiating table said veteran climate talks observer Alden Meyer of the Union of Concerned Scientists".

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He said that thanks to increasing efficiency, USA shale oil producers would likely deliver an additional 1.5 million barrels of crude a day to the market in 2018.

But now it seems that Trump's decisions have gone too far against the Disney CEO's principles. In an open letter to the president, 25 firms, including tech giants Adobe, Apple, Google, Facebook, HPE, Intel and Microsoft, had begged Trump to leave the deal intact. "He cites entirely all the most, perhaps, extreme cost analyses of what this will cost us, but none of the costs of what climate change will cost us, and none of the benefits of what many people say a new green economy will bring to us, as well". Turning Mr Trump's slogan against him, continued that France would continue the fight to "Make our planet great again". In a statement, Brown said he doesn't believe "fighting reality is a good strategy" and that states will step up if the president won't lead.

In his first meeting with Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron squeezed Trump's hand so hard that the American's knuckles turned white. "But it wasn't enough".

"Americans are not walking away from the Paris climate agreement", Mr Bloomberg said on Thursday, according to the Washington Examiner.

- Conservative prime minister Theresa May called Trump after his public statement and said she was "disappointed" with the decision and that the United Kingdom was still committed to meeting the targets set out by the deal.