Tag: Climate Change

Donald Trump dragging US ‘back to the past’ by promoting coal and ditching Paris climate accord, Vatican warns

Donald Trump is taking the US “back to the past” with his decision to withdraw the country from the Paris Agreement on climate change and efforts to revitalise the coal industry, a senior Vatican official has said. Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, head of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, told Reuters that people should trust scientists […]

US declines to affirm international commitment to addressing climate change

The Trump administration declined to sign a joint international statement over the weekend that would have reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to addressing global climate change. “We the United States do not join those sections of the communiqué on climate and MDBs [Multilateral Development Banks], reflecting our recent announcement to withdraw and immediately cease implementation […]

Settled science: Growing petition of 31,487 U.S. scientists reject global warming hypothesis

Several of the U.S.’s top climatologists and at least two Nobel Prize winning physicists are among some 30,000 U.S. scientists to have signed a petition saying that “the human-caused global warming hypothesis is without scientific validity.” The “Global Warming Petition Project” has 31,487 signers and is growing. The petition “strongly rejects as unproven the hypothesis […]

Paris Agreement: Over a thousand US CEOs and mayors say they will continue to fight climate change despite Trump

Over a thousand mayors, businesses, investors, and academic institutions have signed a pact to continue fighting climate change in the US despite Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. Last week, Mr Trump pulled out of the Paris accord, stressing that it puts American workers at an “economic disadvantage” and that it is “unfair” for […]

Donald Trump confirms US will quit Paris climate agreement

Donald Trump has confirmed that he will withdraw the US from the Paris climate agreement, in effect ensuring the world’s second largest emitter of greenhouse gases will quit the international effort to address dangerous global warming. The US will remove itself from the deal, joining Syria and Nicaragua as the only countries not party to […]

China says it will stick to commitment to fight climate change

China said on Friday it would stick to its commitment to fight climate change after US President Donald Trump said he would withdraw the United States from the landmark 2015 Paris global agreement to curb climate change. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the comment at a daily news briefing in Beijing. Trump’s move fulfilled […]

Trump isolated as world unites on Paris climate deal

President Donald Trump could announce he is pulling the US out of the Paris accord this week, but experts say nonetheless international commitment to the landmark climate deal signed in France in December 2015 remains strong. Trump irritated key global allies over the weekend by refusing to stand with the rest of Group of Seven […]

Tillerson On Climate Change: We Will ‘Make the Right Decision for the United States’

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday the Trump administration would not be rushing in determining how to approach the issue of climate change, but would “make the right decision for the United States.”   Read More: Tillerson On Climate Change: We Will ‘Make the Right Decision for the United States’

Trump sends ‘much smaller’ team to UN climate change summit

A “much smaller” US delegation is set to attend a United Nations climate change summit in Bonn, Germany as Donald Trump considers withdrawing from the historic Paris Agreement, the White House has said. The agreement, signed by nearly 200 countries in December 2015, looks to cap the increase in world temperatures to “well below” 2 […]

People’s Climate March Spurs Thousands to Descend on the White House

On President Trump’s 100th day in office, thousands of climate activists descended on Washington, D.C., to send the president a message — climate change is real. Demonstrators braved temperatures above the 90s Saturday to march down Pennsylvania Avenue, chanting “water is life” and “keep it in the soil, can’t drink oil!” The gathering, already a […]