Published: Mon, June 05, 2017
Markets | By Noel Gibbs

Trump U-Turns On Climate Change: Top Aide States POTUS Is A Believer

Trump U-Turns On Climate Change: Top Aide States POTUS Is A Believer

Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, reportedly made the statement on a program scheduled for telecast on Sunday.

New York City is joined by several other American states and localities in vowing to uphold the previous American commitment to reach the goals laid out in the Paris agreements.

Earlier this week we saw climate deniers in his cabinet and White House appeared to have prevailed upon the president to the point where he can't won't even confirm that climate change is not a hoax.

"Everybody knows he's not going to do that because he doesn't believe it", Kerry told Todd.

By exiting the Paris climate agreement, President Donald Trump says he sought to escape an economic straitjacket that would hinder him from making good on his populist campaign promises and pro-growth agenda. Without the United States, the world's second-biggest emitter which had vowed to reduce emissions by 26pc-28pc, it increases to 3.6C.

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That city in Pennsylvania - a state which went narrowly for Trump in November and helped tip the election in his favor - is an old industrial stronghold where steel and railroad magnate Andrew Carnegie began his empire in the 19th century.

It signals that America's hard-fought progress on climate issues won't be so easily dismantled just because climate deniers and fossil fuel industry allies hold the top seats in the U.S. government, observers said.

Germany's DIHK Chambers of Commerce and VDMA engineering industry group warned that US companies could gain short-term advantages by Trump's decision.

The pact was "very unfair" to the United States and beneficial to other major polluters like China and India, the president claimed. I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris. As Mattis said, "Climate change is impacting stability in areas of the world where our troops are operating today".

Putin, speaking at an economic forum in St. Petersburg, avoided criticizing Trump and noted the Paris accord offers broad maneuvering room for each signatory nation.

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The vast majority of scientists believe that global warming - bringing with it sharp changes in climate patterns - is mainly the result of human activities including power generation, transport, agriculture and industry.

"At what point do they start laughing at us, as a country?" he asked Thursday, during his major announcement from the White House Rose Garden that the U.S. would be withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement.

Asked about CEOs' criticism of the United States withdrawal, White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Friday said some companies that expressed support for remaining in the agreement raised concerns about the emissions reduction targets.

"We deem the momentum generated in Paris in December 2015 irreversible and we firmly believe that the Paris Agreement can not be renegotiated since it is a vital instrument for our planet, societies and economies", the leaders of the three countries said in a rare joint statement.

"We have got a president who is going to look out for the environment". It's who we are.

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Other world leaders were more reticent in their criticism, either out of domestic concerns or because they don't want to alienate the U.S.as an important ally.

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