WHITE HOUSE: Donald Trump fulfils campaign promise and announces withdrawal from #ParisClimate accord, but says U.S. will begin negotiations to re-enter agreement on different terms #AceNewsDesk – @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReport – June.01: President Trump said Thursday that he will withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris climate accord, a move that shifts the primary focus of U.S. action on climate to California and other like-minded countries but says U.S. will begin negotiations to re-enter agreement #AceNewsDesk reports

Trump pulls U.S. out of Paris Accord on climate change Published on June 01, 2017 at 09:35AM by By Carolyn Lochhead Trump’s made the decision despite intense personal pleas from European leaders and American corporate chieftains, including Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk and Apple CEO Tim Cook of California.

Trump’s action fulfills a campaign promise to “cancel” the Paris Accord, an agreement by 195 nations to submit to voluntary reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

While the U.S. has not ratified the agreement, the Obama administration had agreed to abide by it, promising a 28 to 36 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

Scientists said Trump’s move could have grave consequences for the planet, making it less likely that the world will avoid the 3.6 degree Fahrenheit rise in temperatures used as a benchmark for dangerous and irreversible climate change.

Much hangs on whether the rest of the world, as well as California, New York and other states, along with a host of U.S. cities and hundreds of major corporations, work to offset the federal government’s relaxation of carbon reductions.

Some analysts believe there is no substitute for federal action, while others contend that the solar, wind and other renewable technologies have already radically altered the energy sector and there is no turning back. […] Mark Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University and director of its Atmosphere and Energy Program, said the transition to clean energy is already under way and cannot be stopped because wind and solar are now substantially cheaper than fossil fuels, as well as infinitely cleaner.
Brown said Trump’s decision to exit the Paris accord would galvanize California to intensify its effort to combat climate change, already the most #AceNewsDesk

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