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Biden Apologizes to World for Trump

He tells UN climate summit US should not have pulled out of Paris accord

(Newser) - President Biden offered a public apology to a UN climate conference over predecessor Donald Trump’s move to pull the US from the Paris accord. Biden was speaking in Glasgow, Scotland, on Monday where world leaders were gathering to discuss implementing the agreement to contain global warming by mid-century. “...

After 107 Days, US Is Back in Paris Climate Pact

Return became official on Friday

(Newser) - The United States is back in the Paris climate accord, just 107 days after it left. While Friday’s return is heavily symbolic, world leaders say they expect America to prove its seriousness after four years of being pretty much absent. They are especially anticipating an announcement from the US...

People Take Issue With Ted Cruz's 'Paris' Tweet

Twitter users quick to point out Paris Agreement isn't about Paris

(Newser) - Sen. Ted Cruz greeted the start of the Biden administration with a tweet that was critical of one of the president's initial moves: "By rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement, President Biden indicates he's more interested in the views of the citizens of Paris than in the jobs...

Paris Accord Has Just Lost a Big Member

United States has formally left Paris Agreement, which is trying to curb global warming

(Newser) - The United States on Wednesday formally left the Paris Agreement, a global pact forged five years ago to avert the threat of catastrophic climate change. The move, long threatened by President Trump and triggered by his administration a year ago, further isolates the United States in the world but has...

UN Receives Official Word: US Is Leaving Climate Deal

Pompeo issues notice, as environmental experts decry 'historic error'

(Newser) - The US has told the United Nations it has begun the process of pulling out of the landmark 2015 Paris climate agreement. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that he submitted a formal notice, the AP reports. That starts a withdrawal process that does not become official for a...

Come Monday, Trump Can Start to Take US Out of Paris Deal

Climate change leadership could fall to China

(Newser) - For the first three years, nations that signed onto the Paris climate agreement couldn't abandon it. That three-year period ends Monday, and President Trump has made his feelings about the deal clear; the State Department confirmed Friday that the US is leaving. The withdrawal process takes a full year,...

US Cities Defy Trump, Still Back Paris Climate Deal

US coalition has economy larger than Japan, Germany combined

(Newser) - A group of US states, cities, businesses, and universities said Saturday they are still committed to curbing global warming even as the Trump's administration is walking away from the Paris climate accord, the AP reports. But the alliance, which has an economy larger than Japan and Germany combined, says...

Syria's OK on Paris Accord Leaves US All Alone

United States now only country in the world to oppose climate agreement

(Newser) - In a move that further isolates the US from the international community, Syria has officially agreed to sign the Paris climate accord. The announcement was made at a climate summit in Germany on Tuesday, reports Politico . That means the US—which will withdraw from the deal on the basis that...

US, Syria Will Soon Be Only Holdouts on Paris Accord

Nicaragua will sign the climate agreement soon

(Newser) - When President Trump announced earlier this year that the US would pull out of the Paris climate accord, much of the coverage pointed out that only Nicaragua and Syria were also in the "no" camp. That group just got a little smaller: Nicaragua plans to sign the accord, leaving...

Report: US Will Stay in Paris Climate Agreement After All

But a White House official says not so fast

(Newser) - It turns out the US isn't pulling out of the Paris climate agreement after all. Or maybe it is. But it might not. Really it's all a little unclear. In an exclusive report Saturday, the Wall Street Journal states a Trump administration official told a room of international...

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,...

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. "...

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...

Gore on Trump's Tweets: It's Not 'Time to Be Divisive'
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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...

Mattis to World: 'Bear With Us'
Mattis to World:
'Bear With Us'

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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