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Paris Agreement: How President Trump got it wrong – Climate Scorecard

Donald Trump, US president

Climate Scorecard, a citizen-based effort to monitor and report on efforts to implement the Paris Agreement, believes that President Donald Trump does not get the Paris Agreement or American resolve to ensure that the Agreement succeeds The rest of the world is aware that US President Trump does not get the Paris Climate Agreement. His decision to withdraw the United ...

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Hawai’i emerges first U.S. state to enact Paris Agreement law

David Ige

In a show of support for the Paris climate agreement, Gov. David Ige and Hawai’i county mayors and representatives on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 gathered for the signing of two bills and a mayors’ agreement that support the commitments and goals of the Paris climate accord. Hawai‘i is the first state in the nation to enact legislation that implements portions ...

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Paris climate accord: We’re still in, say U.S. leaders

Michael Bloomberg

President Donald Trump’s action notwithstanding, Americans appear to have stood firmly by the Paris Agreement, thanks to what looks like an unprecedented outpouring of support for the famous climate treaty. Michael Bloomberg, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, on Monday, June 5, 2017 submitted an unique statement of unity from hundreds of U.S. mayors, governors, ...

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Indigenous Peoples describe U.S. climate accord pull-out affront to planet, human rights

Indigenous Peoples

On Thursday, June 1 2017, President Donald Trump announced that his government would withdraw from the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The U.S. now joins Syria and Nicaragua as the only countries not party to the agreement (Nicaragua said they did not sign on because it did not go far enough). “This irresponsible and reckless action is consistent with his and ...

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Condemnation, despair as Trump withdraws U.S. from Paris Agreement

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday, May 1, 2017 finally announced his long-awaited decision for the country to withdraw from the Paris Agreement during a Rose Garden address. “In order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect its citizens,” he said, “the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord.” The process could be a lengthy one, as both ...

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U.S. accused of delaying progress at Bonn climate talks

Trigg Talley

United Nations climate change talks inched slightly closer to finalising a rule book on how to implement the Paris Agreement, in spite of continued U.S. intransigence across a host of technical and political issues. With only a few years before the window of opportunity to meet the 1.5 temperature target closes, civil society groups had advocated for progress on a number ...

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No new GCF money under Trump – U.S. diplomat

Trigg Talley

A top U.S. diplomat has said that America will no longer deliver money to help poor countries deal with the impacts of climate change. The decision is no surprise domestically. Republicans have long made clear that the Green Climate Fund (GCF) won’t see another dime of U.S. money under the Trump administration. But the comments of U.S. Deputy Special Envoy ...

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U.S. exiting Paris Agreement described as ‘crime against the future’

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Momentum has continued to grow daily within the administration of U.S. president, Donald Trump, which is considering the idea of withdrawing the country from the Paris Climate Agreement. Reactions are however trailing the much-talked-about development, whose outcome observers consider crucial to the future of the global treaty that has so far been ratified by 144 countries. U.S.-based not-for-profit environmental organisation, ...

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Malaria ravages U.S., healthcare costs skyrocket

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According to researchers, Americans are traveling more often to countries with malaria but have stopped short of taking necessary precautions  Though transmission of malaria was wiped out in the United States decades ago and infections are falling in parts of the developing world, malaria hospitalisations and deaths in the U.S. appear to be far more common than generally appreciated as ...

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World Earth Day: Nations stand up for science

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On a rainy Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Washington DC – on the 47th anniversary of Earth Day and the one-year anniversary of the Paris Climate Accord – tens of thousands of scientists, students, environmental activists and families concerned about a viable future for their children turned out on the National Mall as part of a worldwide protest to defend ...

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