Donald Trump pulling U.S. out of Paris climate deal: Reports

Paris climate deal: Donald Trump had refused to endorse the landmark climate change accord on Saturday, saying he needed more time to decide.

By: Express Web Desk | Reuters | Updated: May 31, 2017 7:11 pm
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U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, as per Reuters quoting news agency Axios on Wednesday, citing two unidentified sources who have direct knowledge of the decision. At G7 summit, the US President had refused to endorse the landmark climate change accord on Saturday, saying he needed more time to decide. He then tweeted that he would make an announcement this week.

Trump’s decision will put the United States in league with Syria and Nicaragua as the world’s only non-participants in the Paris Climate Agreement. The decision could also have sweeping implications for the deal, which is heavily reliant on the commitment of big polluter nations to reduce emissions of gases.

According to the Paris climate deal, which is agreed on by nearly 200 countries in Paris in 2015, the countries will aim to limit global warming in part by slashing carbon dioxide and other emissions from the burning of fossil fuels.

News agency Axios reported that the details of the pullout are being worked out by a team that includes EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. The choice presented before the US is two-fold: First, either a formal withdrawal, in which case it could take three years. Second, leaving the U.N. treaty that the accord is based on, which would be be extreme but also quicker, as per Axios.

The news agency further reported that Trump’s decision to withdraw from the climate pact was influenced by a letter from 22 Republican U.S. senators, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. It must be noted that former president Barack Obama, who helped broker the accord, had praised the pact during a trip to Europe earlier this month.

After China, US is the world’s second-biggest emitter of carbon dioxide. Concerns have been expressed by supporters of the climate pact who believe that a U.S. exit could trigger other nations to weaken their commitments or also withdraw.

However, countries such as China, and Canada have reiterated that they will honour their commitments to the pact even if US withdraws.

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    Mohan Tvm
    Jun 1, 2017 at 11:48 am
    Paris COP21 and Chinese OBOR are going to be the biggest financial Scam in World History unravelled after the Federal Reserve money laundry games. The Fed loans given to Europe created the Bolshevik palace coup and two world wars. After WW2, the Fed money was channeled through WB, IMF and NGOs through arious foundations to create insurgencies in Africa and Asia. Currently China is also under the control of Fed. OBOR is a project to grab land through ever spiral debts. COP21 is not about the environment. It’s more about repulsive transfer of the ownership of Carbon and money and power to few elitist groups. Remember that paying fine will never reduce pollution.
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      Mohan Tvm
      Jun 1, 2017 at 11:50 am
      In March 2016, our Green Tribunal followed the "pay and pollute" principle in allowing the AOL to go ahead with an event on the flood plains of the Yamuna. Initially, NGT imposed a fine of 100 crore and was later reduced to five crore. Sri Sri said "Won't pay fine, ready to go to jail". If NGT thinks that the event is harming the ecology then it must have cancelled the event. That would have been the correct step
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      MP Singh
      Jun 1, 2017 at 2:45 am
      USA against the rest of the world! A very imprudent decision.
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        Rohit
        May 31, 2017 at 8:43 pm
        Hope India withdraws too, and soon! All this BS about CO2 being the cause of global warming is pure drivel. If CO2 was so bad then why do all animals living on land exhale CO2? CO2 does not kill - lack of O2 does and more CO2 DOES NOT mean less O2. Methane is the main cause of global warming - most of it coming from under-sea fracking and large-scale "cultivation" of cattle, for the over-emphasised need for human consumption of milk and of course beef! Courtesy: ajitvadakayil . . in
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          Rohit
          May 31, 2017 at 8:41 pm
          Hope India withdraws too, and soon! All this BS about CO2 being the cause of global warming is pure drivel. If CO2 was so bad then why do all animals living on land exhale CO2? CO2 does not kill - lack of O2 does and more CO2 DOES NOT mean less O2. Methane is the main cause of global warming - most of it coming from under-sea fracking and large-scale "cultivation" of cattle, for the over-emphasised need for human consumption of milk and of course beef! Courtesy: : ajitvadakayil. /
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            Paritosh
            May 31, 2017 at 8:24 pm
            hose who are have agreed to the Paris climate deal should impose a hefty carbon Tax on all Goods and Services from the US. It will help their own country develop the necessary capabilities and foster innovations but also encourage the big businesses to set shop in these countries.
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              Mohan Tvm
              Jun 1, 2017 at 12:16 pm
              A carbon tax on goods and services from China is the most effective way of reducing global warming. The tax money should go to government only.
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              Amitesh Sahay
              May 31, 2017 at 7:58 pm
              Ye aadmi sirf ye 5 saal nikaal le, wohi bahut hai
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                akp
                May 31, 2017 at 6:34 pm
                US produces enough oil, sufficient for its consumptions (and also some export), then why it would agree for abandoning use of oil.
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                  sapan
                  May 31, 2017 at 5:53 pm
                  Terrible person
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