"As someone who cares deeply about our environment, I can not in good conscience support a deal which punishes the United States", he said.
The Keene resolution calls for the city to reaffirm its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and explore the potential economic and social benefits and costs of adopting policies and programs promoting the reduction of those emissions. They've joined the the United States Climate Alliance, a growing, bipartisan group that seeks to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions nationwide.
While the White House wouldn't say whether or not Trump believes that climate change is real, North Korea took a clear stance.
Speaking on World Oceans Day, Branson said many supporters of the Paris agreement "cried" when Trump announced that the United States will pull out of the Paris agreement to limit carbon emissions that are warming the planet.
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On the state level, Gov.
Albert, son of the late Prince Rainier and American actress Grace Kelly, said that while Trump's withdrawal "is catastrophic", the reaction from USA mayors, governors and many in the corporate world has been "wonderful". "When climate change is threatening our reefs and threatening our weather ... then it's threatening our economy, too".
Branson said "our big worry at the moment is whether Trump will try to reverse it".
Governor Matt Mead said Wyoming will need more than this for the coal industry to rebound. "I think we need to re-engage and have this discussion on Carbon dioxide on a global fashion if we're going to be able to sell coal for the next 100 plus years". Asked about America's decision to leave the 2015 climate accord, he said, "The decision by the USA to pull out of the agreement was negative".
"If the USA government decides not to pursue the goals of the Paris Agreement, we're not going to stand with it", he said. Since Mr. Trump's announcement, California's government has reached an agreement with China to cooperate on clean energy development and "climate-positive" trade and investment opportunities.