Germany: Climate will last longer than Trump presidency

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Germany: Climate will last longer than Trump presidency

David Ige signed legislation committing his state to upholding the tenets of the Paris climate accord, making it the first to do so after President Donald Trump announced the United States would withdraw from the global environmental agreement.

The agreement recognizes that science has reached a clear and convincing consensus that the climate is changing and humans have a big impact on it.

According to a new study from Media Matters, a non-profit media research group, out of the 286 guests who went on Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN to discuss climate change on the day Trump announced the withdrawal, and the day after, only 17 percent belonged to a minority race.

Second, the accord was non-binding, meaning the USA doesn't have to withdraw to avoid meeting its obligations-a pledge to cut its greenhouse gas emissions 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025 and commit up to $3 billion in aid for poorer countries by 2020.

We strongly encourage the President to reconsider this decision, and to restore the U.S.'s full participation in this essential worldwide agreement. She is touring Central and South America ahead of next month's G20 meeting in Germany, and is trying to bring the other 19 countries on side on climate change.

A spokesperson for Bournemouth council said: "We believe that reducing energy use does not hold back the economy, but instead will help Bournemouth become internationally recognised as a green economy leader - a place to live, work and visit - because of our fantastic local environment and our wish to help safeguard the global environment too".

China, the largest user of carbon fuels and where many renewable energy components are built, is exempt from these targets but still eligible for the conversion money.

Iowa City Mayor Jim Throgmorton has joined thousands of mayors across the country in support of the Paris Agreement. Meaning to put a balance between emissions and the ability of natural resources to absorb carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.

At a time when there is a "Spectacular" drop in renewable energy costs...

Just how out of touch Trump's decision is can be seen by the company we now keep: Only Syria, Nicaragua - and now the USA - are not signed on to the climate accord.

What is the Paris Climate Accord?

The absence of the USA government will not derail the project.

Scientists at the University of Hawaii said in April that sea-level rise driven by global warming will cause flooding of low-lying areas in the state dozens of times per year by 2050, and will increase the risk of risky interactions between tropical storms and seasonal high tides.

Chinese officials also contrasted their stances on climate with Trump's reversal, a connection that Chinese President Xi Jinping did not draw in his meeting with Brown earlier in the week. French President Emmanuel Macron posted a video online in English calling on climate scientists to come to France and ending with the message, "We all share the same responsibility, make our planet great again".

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