EU President warns Trump against Paris climate deal exit

The President's decision comes after months of internal debate and speculation about what Trump, who campaigned on leaving the deal, would do once he took office. Only two countries - Syria and Nicaragua - have completely rejected the deal.

A USA withdrawal could deepen a rift with its allies. At a meeting of the G7 in Sicily last week, only Trump refused to reaffirm their nations' continuing support for the Paris deal, which was signed by almost 200 countries. "There is no sanction under the Paris agreement".

Analysis by the Climate Interactive team said if the USA dropped out of the Paris Agreement and took no action, global temperatures could rise 0.3 degrees higher compared to if they stayed.

In a series of tweets, de Blasio ripped Trump's reported decision to exit the deal as "horribly destructive" and called climate change "a dagger aimed straight at the heart of New York City".

"The U.S. pulling out of Paris will not stop the fight against global warming, since nearly all other countries are committed to it", said Stefan Rahmstorf, a German climate researcher.

"The times in which we could rely fully on others - they are somewhat over", Merkel said on the campaign trail after a contentious North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit meeting in Brussels and G-7 meeting.

During Mr Trump's overseas trip last week, European leaders pressed him to keep the U.S. in the landmark agreement.

Agreed to at the 21st Conference of Parties, or COP21, in 2015, the Paris Agreement had just one major aim - to keep average global warming due to climate change to within the unsafe 2 degree Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) threshold.

Obama had made efforts during his administration to reduce USA emissions in an attempt to avert catastrophic climate change.

Speaking in Berlin about the Paris climate change accord, he said that "China in recent years has stayed true to its commitment".

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Environmental groups are also hammering Trump's decision.

Putin is meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi later on Thursday.

The United States is the world's biggest carbon emitter after China.

The EU and China will also "call on all parties to uphold the Paris agreement" and "to strengthen efforts over time, in accordance with the goal and provisions of the agreement".

Juncker wasn't the only European politician taking a shot at Trump's climate views. While Trump is an outlier in his climate change denial in the world as a whole, he's entirely representative of his party which is one of the most dismissive of global warming science in the world.

"If Trump is pulling out of Paris, he is turning his back on the public in every single U.S. state", the group wrote.

The United States, under former President Barack Obama, had committed to reduce its emissions by 26 percent to 28 percent from 2005 levels by 2025.

Walsh said numerous business leaders, including the CEO of Boston-bound General Electric, have pushed for the U.S.to abide by the agreement in order to create new jobs and invest in new technology.

The departure of the US would make it significantly harder to avoid temperatures rising by more than two degrees Celsius by 2100, according to climate modeling by USA not-for-profit Climate Interactive.

But those voices were tempered by conservatives who argue the agreement harms American jobs and punishes USA taxpayers.


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