Published: Mon, June 05, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

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In Brussels, European Council President Donald Tusk, standing alongside Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, said that the EU and China "are convinced that yesterday's decision by the United States to leave the Paris agreement is a big mistake".

President Morton Schapiro joined the presidents of other colleges and universities as well as governors, mayors and business leaders around the signing the Grand Coalition Statement on the Paris Agreement and vowing "to take forceful action and to ensure that the USA remains a global leader in reducing emissions". Japan believes the leadership of the developed countries to be of great importance, and the steady implementation of the Paris agreement is critical in this regard.

But Merkel, whose country hosts this year's worldwide climate summit, said it was now time to look ahead.

The U.S. might have walked away from the Paris Agreement, but that doesn't mean all its cities and states will do the same.

The Republican leader's announcement on Thursday sparked swift condemnation from academics, captains of industry and Democratic political opponents.

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Jeff Immelt, chief executive officer of USA conglomerate General Electric, tweeted: "Climate change is real". It said the usa has a "moral obligation" to support poorer countries in the effort against climate change .

On a conference call today hosted by The U.S. Conference of Mayors, New Orleans (LA) Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who serves as USCM Vice President, stressed strong opposition to the withdrawal and explained that the bipartisan organization has taken an active role for many years to combat climate change.

In December 2015 in Paris, world leaders signed the first global commitment to fight climate change.

"Just the opposite - we are forging ahead".

The New York Times said that Bloomberg's unnamed group so far includes 30 mayors, three governors, more than 80 university presidents and more than 100 businesses.

Pruitt agreed with Trump who said the accord is bad for the US economy and hurts American workers and business owners.

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Senior United sources also say De Gea has not asked for a move, or expressed any discontent with his present situation. United have no intention of letting Real Madrid target David De Gea leave this summer.

"Now that U.S. President Trump has announced that the U.S. will be withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement, it is expected that the U.S. will expand its oil production even more sharply", said analysts at German bank Commerzbank. The two officials peppered reporters with reasons the Paris agreement would hurt US industry but were unable to answer environment-related questions. Climate change threatens to displace millions of people and ignite conflicts over human necessities.

As well as the leaders of the four European countries, political leaders from across the globe have reacted with condemnation and shock after Donald Trump confirmed the U.S. will abandon the landmark global climate change deal. Bloomberg also believes that "non-state actors" will be able to meet the United Nations emissions target without the federal government's help.

Economist Kimberly Ritter-Martinez of the LA Economic Development Corporation says, "There is money to be made in green tech, alternative fuels and the amount of investment that's pouring into California has shown that and as long as firms show that there's a demand for what they're producing, they're going to continue coming here and they're going to continue with these kinds of businesses".

"If this coalition broadens and deepens at the pace that it appears to be, I think the Trump effect could be more than mitigated", added Orr, now dean of the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that mayors and governors are accountable to their own voters.

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The BTP's top officer paid tribute to the "enormous courage" of his colleague, after it was revealed his condition was stable. The trio were pictured wearing what appeared to be explosive vests, with police later confirming they were hoaxes.

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