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Princeton mayor announces support of Paris climate agreement

Princeton mayor announces support of Paris climate agreement

Hawaii has become the first USA state to enact legislation to bring its environmental standards in line with the Paris climate accord, officials said on Wednesday, less than a week after President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the global agreement. "We understand that some officials inside your Administration want to remain in the Paris Agreement to keep a seat at the table so that the USA continues to have a voice in future discussions".

More than 10 other states have signed similar pledges to reduce fossil-fuel emissions despite President Trump's decision for the United States to pull out of the worldwide agreement 195 other countries have signed to combat climate change.

"I'm proud to stand with my fellow mayors to call for a transition to 100 percent clean and renewable energy in my community". "This decision will hurt the USA and the planet".

A USA energy policy that does not reduce carbon emissions will ultimately harm people in our country and around the world, hurt the national economy, and diminish the global standing of the U.S.

"This top-down decision has left the USA administration stranded, spinning its wheels", David Suzuki Foundation science and policy director Ian Bruce said.

Barack Obama was the 44 president of the United States.

Hawaii has become the first state to pass a law committing to the goals set by the Paris climate agreement.

We can not afford to fall behind on climate action.

Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional
A federal appeals court in Richmond, Va., delayed making a ruling while waiting for the Supreme Court to rule in the Slants case. In 2014, the trademarks office also canceled the Redskins trademark because the agency said it offends American Indians.

Hawaii has also joined a dozen other states as part of the U.S. Climate Alliance, which has promised to uphold the Paris climate agreement.

"North Korea has strong incentives to fight climate change and its potential to erode government control", he wrote in The Conversation at the time. The U.S. has been a global leader since World War II.

Voicing her frustration with the current state of affairs, Katharine Hayhoe, director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, said, "The biggest loser from the decision could be the United States itself. Why?"

"The Paris Agreement, which will be fully operational by 2020, is premised on contributions determined by countries themselves towards collectively agreed global goals", reads Cabinet's statement. This makes the USA one of three countries outside of the pact that aims to slow Earth's temperature climb before it reaches two degrees Celsius higher than its preindustrial average.

The reclusive regime, which has backed the Paris accord in one of the rare instances of cooperation with the worldwide community, argued that Trump's "America First Policy" has led to what it called a "short-sighted and silly decision" that is "ignorant of the fact that the protection of the global environment is in their own interests".

"Climate change is real, regardless of what others may say", said the governor at the closing ceremony.

"They've realized that climate change is not just a burden, it can be turned into an opportunity", climate change expert and Hong Kong University professor Xu Yuan said.


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