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US Tells UN We Intend to Get Out of Paris Climate Deal

But the process hasn't formally begun

(Newser) - The Trump administration on Friday officially told the United Nations that the US intends to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate pact. But the State Department's announcement doesn't formally start the process of the US getting out of the voluntary agreement. That's still to come. Still,... More »

Macron: Trump 'Listened to Me' on Climate Change

Says Paris charm offensive was choreographed, might soften Trump's stance

(Newser) - French President Emmanuel Macron says his glamorous Paris charm offensive on President Trump was carefully calculated—and may have changed the US president's mind about climate change, reports the AP . Macron defended his outreach to Trump, whose "America first" policies have elicited worry and disdain in Europe. "... More »

Hawaii Passes Law Committing to Paris Agreement

It's the 1st state in the US to do so

(Newser) - States are continuing to fight back against President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, with Hawaii becoming the first state to pass a law adopting the goals of the accord. NPR reports the bill was signed Tuesday by Gov. David Ige. He was joined by mayors... More »

Gore Accuses Trump of Being 'Divisive' With London Tweets

Trump criticized and misquoted London mayor in tweet

(Newser) - Al Gore appeared on CNN's State of the Union Sunday to take President Trump to task for criticizing and misquoting London Mayor Sadiq Khan in a tweet while the latter attempts to deal with the aftermath of Saturday's deadly attack. “I don’t think that a major... More »

Mattis to World: 'Bear With Us'

Defense secretary says US not 'turning our back' on world

(Newser) - James Mattis, seeking to calm world leaders Saturday following President Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, urged them to "bear with us," the Guardian reports. The Defense secretary, paraphrasing Winston Churchill, said Americans will do the right thing "once we have exhausted... More »

France Helpfully Edits White House Video on Paris Accord

And Macron continues to tweak Trump over his decision to pull out

(Newser) - Since President Trump announced Thursday he was pulling the US out of the Paris climate agreement, France has been relentlessly dragging the White House. CNN reports the dragging now includes the French government tweeting a remixed version of a White House video on the agreement Friday. The new version of... More »

Bloomberg to Give $15M for US' Share of Paris Agreement

'We're going to do everything America would have done if it had stayed'

(Newser) - "Americans are not walking away from the Paris climate agreement," Fortune quotes Michael Bloomberg as saying. On Friday, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced it would commit $15 million to "support the operations" of the UN's Framework Convention on Climate Change, which coordinates the Paris climate agreement, CNN reports.... More »

Leaving Paris Climate Accord Will Save US Economy. Or Kill It

Opposing views from the 'Wall Street Journal' and 'New York Times'

(Newser) - The Wall Street Journal and New York Times issued dueling editorials following President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement—one pro and one con, but both using the economy to make their points. After accusing the agreement of being toothless and ineffective, the Journal argues the... More »

Trump Gives Gore's Film a New Ending

Withdrawal from Paris accord will be added to An Inconvenient Sequel

(Newser) - Al Gore's latest climate change documentary hits theaters next month, but filmmakers have some new editing to do. That's because the final cut of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power will include President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, reports the Wrap . Mike Allen... More »

Mayor Unhappy Trump Named His City in Withdrawal Speech

Pittsburgh 'does not support the initiatives that he is doing'

(Newser) - President Trump's decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate accord is being denounced as a big mistake by leaders of other countries—and plenty of American mayors and governors don't sound any happier. French President Emmanuel Macron, delivering a rare English-language speech, said there is... More »

Trump Pulled Out of Paris Agreement. Here's What's Next

Other countries may "galvanize" around fighting climate change

(Newser) - On Thursday, President Trump withdrew from the Paris climate agreement , joining Nicaragua and Syria as the only countries not on board with the international accord. The New York Times looks at what happens next with the agreement and climate change. First, the formal withdrawal process takes four years, ending the... More »

Reports: Trump Will Ditch Paris Climate Deal

But no official announcement yet as details get worked out

(Newser) - It looks like the US is poised to ditch the Paris climate accord, though there seems to be much up in the air about the particulars. Axios , for example, reports that President Trump has decided to withdraw, but adds that his team has yet to work out "whether to... More »

Trump Made a Climate Promise. Now He's Not So Sure

A White House meeting scheduled for this week has been canceled

(Newser) - President Trump is delaying a decision on whether to withdraw from a landmark climate deal until after an international summit later this month. The move means the president will head to the G7 summit in Italy at the end of May amid continued global uncertainty over whether the US will... More »

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