Microsoft, Amazon oppose Trump's dumping of climate agreement

Randall Padilla
June 4, 2017

However, the Paris agreement was welcomed by numerous evangelical Christian groups, including the World Evangelical Alliance and the Lausanne Movement.

Michael Bloomberg is pledging to fill a funding gap created by President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, offering up to $15 million to support the United Nations agency that helps countries implement the agreement.

In 2006, the town of Chapel Hill and UNC-Chapel Hill became the first town-gown partners in the country to commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 60 percent by 2050 with the Community Carbon Reduction (CRed) pledge.

Trump's decision, announced on Thursday, "was an affront to our faith in Christ, who calls us to love and be concerned for our neighbors around the world who are impacted by climate change", said Kyle Meyaard-Schaap, the national organizer and spokesman for Young Evangelicals for Climate Action.

It is clear that whoever takes office in the United Kingdom on the 9th of June will be committed to tackling climate change. "I can not in good conscience support a deal that punishes the United States..."

"I believe in keeping one's word and doing everything possible to execute on our commitments", Plank said of the 2015 signing of the accord with the 194 member nations of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

MIT issued the following statement on Thursday, June 1 2017.

Congressman Ted Lieu responded as well, saying, "abandoning the Agreement would also result in the United States ceding its leadership in addressing carbon and methane pollution at a time when we can not afford inaction". "The timing and magnitude of the changes are harder to pin down, but we can not stick our heads in the sand and ignore the risks they present, especially when we're already seeing the effects all around us - whether they're measured in rising sea levels, or depleting coral reefs, or the number of children with asthma", Bloomberg said in a press release.

Sean Spicer, the White House spokesman, also refused to say whether Trump believes in climate change.

"I think Administrator Pruitt pointed out that what the President is focused on is making sure we have clean water, clean air and making sure we have the best deal for American workers", he said.

It found that seven in 10 registered voters (69 per cent) said the USA should participate in the agreement, compared with only 13 per cent who said the USA should not.

Trump's move to yank America out of the Paris Agreement was criticized by many as abdicating American leadership on the global stage in the face of the climate change crisis. Mr Brownlee says he will bring brief Mr Tillerson on how the 11-country Trans-Pacific Partnership is going.

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