Chinese president Xi, California governor pledge action on climate change

California Governor Jerry Brown and Chinese Minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang attend International Forum on Electric Vehicle Pilot Cities and Industrial Development in Beijing

Trump declared, without seeming to understand the terms and dynamics of the agreement, "I will withdraw from the Paris climate accord but begin negotiations to reenter either the Paris accord or an entirely new transaction on terms that are fair to the United States". "I believe the United States of America should be at the front of the pack".

Brown told reporters at the global clean energy conference in Beijing that nixing the Paris agreement is only a temporary setback, adding that China, European countries and the coalition of states should be able to fill in the gap Trump left. The agreement would also focus on lowering greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.

In May 2015, then Prime Minister Perry Christie told Parliament that with 80 per cent of The Bahamas' land mass within one metre of sea level, climate change was a growing threat.

Tech giants including Facebook, Apple, Google and Amazon are among a few of the hundreds of businesses who are now part of a public campaign dubbed "We Are Still In"-a name that derives from an open letter the coalition sent to the White House in the days following the unpopular decision".

So congratulations, President Trump, because we now join role models Syria and Nicaragua as the only nations on the globe that don't want to cooperate to help resolve the global warming problem.

The Trump administration's announcement undermines a key pillar in the fight against climate change and damages the world's ability to avoid the most risky and costly effects of climate change.

The good news about Trump's misguided decision is that nations all around the planet - including many USA companies and a large number of American states and cities - seem more determined than ever to do all they can to reverse the devastating impacts of global climate change, even while Trump chooses to sit on the sidelines. China and the Obama administration negotiated the deal, and China has vowed to stay in it.

The pair met soon after the top USA diplomat in China resigned, allegedly in protest of Trump's Paris decision.

Obama also did not have the authorization required by Congress to ship $1 billion in taxpayer dollars to the Green Climate Fund before leaving office.

"Pulling out of the Paris Accord is wrong for our country, our children, and the generations to come", Cooper said.

Unlike the U.S., however, North Korea is a signatory to the Paris agreement and has previously issued a "declaration of war" against deforestation.

California and China are both investing heavily in wind energy. Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement signaled that the US has abdicated its role as world leader. It's increasingly looking like it's not America alone on the world stage - it's the President.

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