"At this moment, when climate change is already causing devastating harm around the world, we do not have the moral right to turn our backs on efforts to preserve this planet for future generations", said USA senator Bernie Sanders, who sought the Democratic presidential nomination past year.
Scientists say Earth is likely to reach more risky levels of warming sooner if the USA retreats from its pledge because America contributes so much to rising temperatures.
"Under Paris deal, China committed to produce as much clean electricity by 2030 as the U.S. does from all sources today", Musk wrote on his Twitter page.
The US joins Syria and Nicaragua as the only countries that aren't signatories to the global agreement.
If the administration weakens those regulations, the report says, passenger carsand small pickup truckswill add 22 more million metric tons of Carbon dioxide in 2025 than they would have otherwise-taking away a little over 1 percent of the U.S.'s former strategy for hitting its Paris 2025 goal.
Iger wrote on Twitter that "as a matter of principle, I've resigned from the President's Council over the #ParisAgreement withdrawal".
Rhode Island's Congressional delegation and other local leaders spoke out Thursday against President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement.
"If the President wants to break the promises made to our allies enshrined in the historic Paris Agreement, we'll build and strengthen relationships around the world to protect the planet from devastating climate risks." the mayors said.
Trump's chief economic adviser, Gary Cohn, has discussed the possibility of changing the USA carbon reduction targets instead of pulling out of the deal completely. "In Massachusetts and around the world, climate change is a shared reality and our ability to rise and respond to this challenge will shape future generations".
Green Party co-leader James Shaw said he was confident that if other countries remained united, global action on climate change would continue.
But they also pledged to defend the agreement and not to backtrack in the fight against climate change.
Credit: Amanda Montañez Sources: EPA "Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks"; "Action by China and India Slows Emissions Growth, President Trump's Policies Likely to Cause U.S. Emissions to Flatten", Niklas Höhne et al.
Hours ahead of Trump's announcement, China's Premier Li Keqiang also pledged to stay the course on implementing the climate accord, and urged other countries to do likewise. In addition to the Paris Agreement, Trump has rattled allies by criticizing trade agreements and military alliances.
Scientists say Earth is likely to reach more unsafe levels of warming sooner if the USA retreats from its pledge because America contributes so much to rising temperatures. French President Emmanuel Macron informed Trump that the Paris accord could not be negotiated, the Élysée Palace said.
"I will not accept a plan that will harm our economy and hurt American workers", Bush said on March 29, 2001.
Democratic governors aren't the only politicians vowing to counter Trump's Paris pact decision. "Abandoning the Paris deal, the culmination of a multi-year effort by world leaders, is an abdication of our responsibility to leave the world a better place for our children". But some are also home to internationally focused clean-tech industries, which stand to gain if foreign countries increase their investment in renewable power and energy conservation. In fact, our economy in California is growing faster than the USA economy. Scientists have said a U.S. withdrawal from the deal could speed up the effects of global climate change, leading to heat waves, floods, droughts and more frequent violent storms.
Not all Republicans on Capitol Hill are climate change skeptics.