Four New England States join Paris climate goal alliance

In a fiery media address, President Trump emphasised he "represented the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris", a departure from the usual image of the United States being the leader of the free world.

The money, offered by Bloomberg's philanthropic foundation, would ensure there was no disruption to the UN's work on climate change in the wake of Trump's decision, he said.

"President Trump believes the climate is changing and he believes pollutants are part of the equation", she said.

Demonstrators protest President Donald Trump's decision to exit the Paris climate change accord. "Aren't you and the president talking about protecting the horse and buggy just as cars come online?"

Pruitt added that Trump made a very courageous decision by pulling out of the Paris Agreement.

"I have not had an opportunity to have that discussion", Spicer said. White House talking points on the decision sent to Republican lawmakers Thursday and obtained by The Associated Press made similar arguments.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this article stated that Trump was at a golf club in Bedminster, NJ.

The U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement does put into question the financing of green policies in the fight against global warming, particularly those dependent on U.S. funds, but the decision in Washington should not weigh too heavily on global efforts to limit greenhouse gas emissions, observers believed.

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Dr Sam Gardner, acting director of WWF Scotland, said that while Trump's announcement was "extremely disappointing", the rest of the world was making clear that the accord would endure. Scientists say Earth is likely to reach more risky levels of warming sooner as a result of the president's decision because America's pollution contributes so much to rising temperatures.

The governor of Hawaii has also pledged to continue concrete steps to implement the Paris accord, while governors of Colorado, Minnesota, Oregon and Virginia committed to clean air and clean energy. He's received awards as a businessman in that regard.

"Even if the president follows through on his commitment to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, mayors will stand in the gap", Benjamin told VOA.

Stephanopoulos asked Conway the same question two more times. In triggering the official withdrawal procedures, Trump has sparked a lengthy process that won't conclude until November 2020 - the same month he's up for re-election, ensuring the issue becomes a major topic of debate in the next presidential contest.

"Global warming is occurring, that human activity contributes to it in some manner". Underlining India's commitment to protect nature, Prime Minister Modi said:"For the last 5000 years, even when I was not born, it has been the tradition in India to protect the environment". CNN is reporting that Patricia Espinosa, the executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, called the Bloomberg Philanthropies financial commitment "crucial". They struggle to find the people who can listen to their concerns or tell them what's going on.

"Well, that's up to them, right?"

A growing list of mayors, governors and businesses are pledging to step up their actions so the United States will meet the commitments it agreed to in Paris in 2015. From 1850 to 2010, India's Carbon dioxide emissions have been one tenth that of the USA and of the European countries. We power almost all of our operations with renewable energy, which we believe is an example of something that's good for our planet and makes good business sense as well.