Branson calls Trump 'naive' for exiting Paris climate accord

But this is not the full picture, as several USA cities, states and companies have vowed to fight back and meet the emission targets set in the Paris accord, beyond which climate change would have an irreversible effect. Companies weighing investments that will last two or three decades will have to consider whether Trump - and presidential opposition to the Paris agreement- will be gone in January 2021.

Even though U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of the Agreement last week, Hawaii's Governor David Ige went ahead and signed the bill anyway.

As outlined in its climate change strategy, Bournemouth has a target to reduce Carbon dioxide emissions by 30 per cent by 2020, helping the United Kingdom hit its target of 34 per cent Carbon dioxide reduction by that year. The commitments of American states, cities, organizations and individuals on reducing US greenhouse gas emissions will continue to provide at least half of the cuts promised by ex-president Barack Obama.

"So there might still be hope", he said.

"(Mayors are) working together to strengthen local efforts for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and supporting efforts for binding federal and global-level policy making", Lempert said in the statement. The 250-foot ship with six laboratories has technology to prevent any waste entering the sea or the atmosphere.

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"Clearly, we have a difference of perspectives on the Paris Agreement, although I believe that conversations are important, so I will be once again reiterating that the Paris Agreement is very important to tackle climate change", she said. That means the United States can not complete withdrawal from the Paris Agreement before November 05, 2020. Trump has said that climate change is a hoax created by the Chinese and that he feels the world "is laughing at us".

Climate change presents one of the most significant threats to water, wildlife, habitat, and the economies that rely on healthy natural resources.

According to Stein, Trump has created a climate emergency by his action of withdrawal and has also denied Americans jobs that would have directly resulted from the agreement. Small businesses in the clean energy sector say they expect demand for their services to keep growing. Beyond the obvious question of why America would want to promote and increase the production and use of dirty fuels, the fact is that coal and other old-style energy jobs are not going to return in any meaningful numbers.

Yes, and that possibility is a strong reason for companies not to react hastily to Trump's decision. 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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