USA commences process to exit from the Paris Agreement

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Colorado, Montana and Nevada are all part of the U.S. Climate Alliance, a coalition of governors from 24 states and Puerto Rico committed to fighting climate change. He submitted formal notice to the United Nations Monday to start the yearlong process of withdrawing from the pact, though in truth, his polices have been actively undercutting it all along.

Senate Democrats, and one Senate Republican, are calling on the Trump Administration to rethink its decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.

The United States President proved immovable as negotiators spent the early months of Trump's debating strategies to restore the American support for the accord.

"Today, the United States began the process to withdraw from the Paris Agreement".

Three-quarters of national commitments under the Paris climate accord to curb greenhouse gases will not even slow the accelerating pace of global warming, according to a report from five senior scientists. China, now the largest emitter of planet-warming pollutants, has made substantial promises. The move left the United Nations to plot the path forward without the help of Trump's administration. However, Beijing's ability to deliver is still in question.

"We believe that climate change is a common challenge faced by all of mankind". In that single act, the president is making it all the more hard for the world to curtail emissions of carbon and other greenhouse gases that are already melting glaciers and polar ice, raising the levels of the seas, fueling larger and stronger hurricanes and other devastating storms, exacerbating - paradoxically - both droughts and floods and making areas of the earth uninhabitable for human life.

"Just as we have in the past, the United States will continue to research, innovate, and grow our economy while reducing emissions and extending a helping hand to our friends and partners around the globe", he said.

"Failing to reduce emissions drastically and rapidly will result in an environmental and economic disaster", said James McCarty, a professor of oceanography at Harvard University and co-author of the analysis of voluntary Paris pledges to reduce carbon pollution. There is no agreed approach on how to calculate the collective efforts to cut the emission levels by 2025. "We urge you to protect the future of the American public, American businesses, and American security by upholding the USA commitment to the Paris Agreement under the UNFCCC". Analysts warned that Trump's antagonism toward climate action might dampen further actions due to the absence of pressure.

Commenting on the administration's decision to leave the agreement, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo iterated that abiding by the treaty's emission reduction standards would inflict an enormous damage on the American economy. The former negotiator, who is now working on World Wildlife Fund, explained the community was flat-footed by 2016, adding that the climate ambassadors want to be prepared this time.

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