Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

Big US firms stay on White House panel despite climate jolt

Kenny Thornton | 04 June, 2017, 12:53

"But the bottom line is that the Paris accord is very unfair to the U.S.", he said.

The group is still hashing out the details after an initial rush of statements from mayors condemning Trump's decision, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton (D) said in a phone interview Thursday.

"I call on them, come and work here with us to work together on concrete solutions for our climate, our environment", he said.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and top officials from the European Union are on Friday set to reaffirm their commitment to a landmark climate change agreement. "We make clear that if we want to limit warming to 2 °C, we need to do more and we need continued effort past 2030".

"The world applauded when we joined Paris".

"They will find in France a second homeland", he said.

China on Friday said it will uphold the Paris climate agreement after the U.S. pulled out from it, saying that as a "responsible" major country, it was Beijing's responsibility to carry forward the principles of the accord.

Juncker tweeted that the withdrawal - announced by Trump in a highly anticipated statement from the White House rose Garden - was "a seriously wrong decision".

Two French citizens injured in London attack: President's office
President Donald Trump has been briefed on the situation and offered his support for the United Kingdom in a tweet Saturday. Witnesses also told of men with large knives stabbing passersby at nearby Borough Market , according to the AP.

Speaking at the White House Thursday afternoon, Trump said he will cease implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement, which called for the United States to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

The agreement also established a $100 billion fund to help vulnerable countries deal with the effects of climate change.

However, that did not materialise and, speaking at the White House, the United States president said: "In order to fulfil my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the USA will withdraw from the Paris climate accord [.] but begin negotiations to re-enter either the Paris accord or a really entirely new transaction on terms that are fair to the U.S.". He made very clear yesterday what he doesn't believe, which is that the USA government should stay in an agreement that gives us too much of the financial burden, too much risks to these industries where the coalminers, people who work in cement and paper, people who he looked in the eye...

Merkel says Germany and others "will combine our forces more resolutely than ever.to address and tackle big challenges for humanity such as climate change".

Almost 4,000 miles away, Parisian Raphael Angeli said Trump's decision puts him at odds with many of his fellow citizens and much of the world.

When the Bill Clinton/Al Gore White House (yes, that Al Gore) first contemplated ratifying Kyoto, the U.S. Senate voted 95 to 0 - all Democrats, all Republicans - that it would refuse to ratify the treaty unless it made the same demands of China and the developing world that it did of the United States.

Trump, pointing towards India and China, said the deal "disadvantages the United States to the exclusive betterment of other countries". "Even Europe is allowed to continue construction of coal plants".

Recommended

  • Sri Lanka set 300 to win by South Africa at the Oval

    Du Plessis was on 8 and South Africa had not yet moved through the gears when Malinga made a complete mess of the chance. South Africa have won 34 of their 65 ODI matches against Sri Lanka , including in their most recent meeting in February.

    Terror warning shuts German rock festival on opening night

    He has already posted on Facebook saying to fans: "Stay safe all my German brothers and sisters, sorry we couldn't play tonight". We are glad that Rock am Ring took precautions where the felt they were necessary, and that nobody was hurt today.

    Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter Scott Dixon robbed at gunpoint outside Taco Bell

    By Monday, when drivers returned to the track for practice, Dixon had become the target of some good-natured humour. The robbery took place at 10:00 PM ET, right after Scott went through the Taco Bell drive-thru lane.
  • Parker: Will Trump come to regret trust placed in Kushner?

    It didn't help that Trump, seemingly aware of his typo, goaded the masses to figure out what " covfefe " meant. This is also the point in history in which Donald Trump will cease to be the president of the United States.

    Guentzel gives Pens a quick 1-0 lead in Game 3

    But goals by Roman Josi and Frederick Gaudreau 42 seconds apart in the second period gave the Predators new life. Carl Hagelin , who was out of Game 2 as a healthy scratch, replaced Bonino in the lineup for the Penguins.
    Let's judge Priyanka for her actions, not clothes: Sunny Leone

    Let's judge Priyanka for her actions, not clothes: Sunny Leone

    Now, in an effort to highlight the causes, she posed for a new poster by PETA days ahead of World Environment Day on 5 June. Sunny who has gone vegetarian now shares how she feels healthier after eating a lot of vegetables.
  • China, Germany agree to speed up talks on China-EU investment agreement

    China, Germany agree to speed up talks on China-EU investment agreement

    Since President Donald Trump was elected, China has warned him a us exit would defy the wishes of the rest of the world. Xi grabbed headlines with a message in support of globalization and the fight against man-made climate change .

    Cavs vs. Warriors Odds: NBA Finals 2017 Betting Preview

    Beating the Cavs 126-91 on January 16, the Warriors held LeBron James to just 20 points in 35 minutes. James called the Golden State All-Star might “beastly.” He was quick to add he likes their chances.

    Sri Lanka vs South Africa ICC Champions League 2017 LIVE Score, Result

    He was Sri Lanka's top scorer against South Africa , making 57 off 69 balls as they fell short by 96 runs in the chase of 300. South Africa's fielding was outstanding as they produced two run outs through direct hits while the catching was top class.
  • Japan thanks U.S.  for strong policy against North Korea

    Japan thanks U.S. for strong policy against North Korea

    The Trump administration has been pressing China, Pyongyang's only major ally, aggressively to do more on North Korea . Reuters reports these latest sanctions were the product of five weeks of negotiations between the USA and China.

    Penguins, Predators face unusual extra time off in Cup Final

    But Rinne was first off the ice after the team's morning skate Saturday as backup goaltender Juuse Saros stayed on for extra work. However, it appears that Nashville will stick with the goaltender who helped get the team to its first ever Stanley Cup Final .

    Hundreds of Juventus fans injured in stampede in Turin

    According to La Republica , about 1,400 people were hurt, eight of which were seriously injured, one child among them. That was enough to trigger a stampede out of the city's Piazza San Carlo, in which the injuries occurred.

Terror attacks strike heart of London; 6 people killed Terror attacks strike heart of London; 6 people killed Police boats scanned the Thames in the dark while helicopters circled overhead and streets were cordoned off, AFP reporters said. Gerard Vowls told The Guardian newspaper that he saw a woman being stabbed by three men at the south end of London Bridge .

Kabul Funeral Blasts Kill At Least 20 Kabul Funeral Blasts Kill At Least 20 He said some protesters were carrying weapons and shooting toward police and four armed demonstrators were arrested. President Ashraf Ghani condemned the attack and said "the country was under attack".

Indian-origin Varadkar set to become 1st gay PM of Ireland Indian-origin Varadkar set to become 1st gay PM of Ireland Leo Varadkar , the 38-year-old Minister for Social Protection, was elected leader of the ruling Fine Gael party on Friday. Fine Gael means "Tribe of the Irish", and the party is considered liberal-conservative with Catholic leanings.

Kohli: No problems between me and Kumble We prepare the same way and we take the same mindset into every game that we play for India '. The Pakistan coach knows that things can't be normal when professional relations are not.

Sailing-France eliminated from America's Cup after loss to New Zealand Sailing-France eliminated from America's Cup after loss to New Zealand The Kiwis powered to victory over Ben Ainslie's Land Rover BAR after an early blunder by the British crew. As holders, Oracle Team USA will be in the final, regardless of how well they perform in the qualifiers .

Man, 24, arrested in Manchester attack investigation after vehicle seizure causes evacuation This latest arrest means an 11th suspect is now in custody , joining 10 other men aged between 18 and 44. Six people, including two cousins of attacker Salman Abedi, have been released without charge.

California plots to fight 'AWOL' Trump on climate Democrats hold legislative supermajorities, but some Democrats want the law to go further in regulating emissions. California has the largest U.S. carbon trading system and frequently has hosted officials from China.

London terror attack: what we know so far London terror attack: what we know so far The proximity of the attacks and the timing seem to suggest they were coordinated, but police have not confirmed that. The force initially said officers were also responding to a reported third incident, in the Vauxhall area of London .

General election 2017: Corbyn defence vow after Trident grilling Campaigning was suspended for several days after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a concert in Manchester on May 22. Finance minister Philip Hammond has said that promise makes it harder for him to bring down Britain's budget deficit.

Aubameyang agrees £61million PSG switch, claims report Aubameyang agrees £61million PSG switch, claims report Liverpool and Arsenal have always been linked with the Gabon striker who has scored 120 goals in just 189 appearances for Dortmund.

Vladimir Putin to Megyn Kelly: US Hackers Could Have Framed Russia Vladimir Putin to Megyn Kelly: US Hackers Could Have Framed Russia He also denied that Kislyak had made a deal with members of Trump's team on lifting Washington's anti-Russia sanctions. The FBI is now investigating whether Trump's campaign team colluded with Russian officials in those efforts.

London terror attacks: Six killed in London Bridge and Borough Market incidents England has been on edge since May 22, when a suicide bomber killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have been briefed about the situations in London , officials say.

Six killed and three attackers shot dead in attacks on central London Six killed and three attackers shot dead in attacks on central London One witness, Will Heaven, told Sky News he saw people who had been struck and at least one of them was placed inside an ambulance. Des secours s'occupent des victimes de l'attaque sur le London Bridge , dans le centre de Londres, le 3 juin 2017.

Six killed in terror attacks in London, 3 suspects shot dead Witnesses on London Bridge reported seeing a van mounting the pavement and hitting pedestrians and a man with a knife running. US President Donald Trump was also briefed on the incident, and posted a tweet touting his blocked travel ban .

London Bridge: Van mows down pedestrians; stabbings at nearby cafe, witnesses say London Bridge: Van mows down pedestrians; stabbings at nearby cafe, witnesses say Saturday's incident comes less than two weeks after 22 people were killed in a bomb blast following a Manchester concert. Witnesses saw a speeding white van veering into pedestrians and "bodies" have been spotted strewn across London Bridge .