Tillerson: U.S. still will cut emissions despite Paris pullout

'By the way, we should be grateful to President Trump.

European Council President Donald Tusk said Friday that Europe's strong ties with the US will outweigh President Trump's "big mistake" of withdrawing from the Paris climate change agreement on Thursday, Washington Examiner writes.Tusk discussed Trump's decision after a two-day summit with Chinese officials in Brussels, during which the Paris deal was high on the agenda. There are many other examples.

A number of business and industry figures criticised Trump's decision, while others focussed on what it might mean to their trade.

The U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate pact could "in a worst case scenario" add a 0.3°C rise in global temperatures over the 21st century, the United Nations said on Friday. Instead, he vowed to keep ties with the USA strong, and said Europe's links to the US are more durable than the decisions of the current US administration. While his move was criticised by leaders across the world, Trump said as President he has one obligation and that is to the American people.

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Under the Paris accord, the US sent some $1 billion to the Green Climate Fund that is guided by the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change - the body that coordinates worldwide climate policy.

"We are committed to ensuring that we will do our best to address the issue related to climate change and global warming", Vardhan told reporters. "That's not going to happen while I'm president, I'm sorry", Trump said as he made saying. To refuse to act against global warming is to condemn thousands of people to death and suffering today and millions more tomorrow.

But Trump's entire campaign and presidency have been premised on the notion that the passion of the minority which supports him will enable him to govern, even as the majority rejects his leadership - so this is nothing new.

The former CEO of ExxonMobil had advised the President not to abandon the accord, which sets voluntary carbon emissions reduction targets. "The impacts have been estimated to be likely to reduce global temperature rise by less than 0.2 degrees Celsius in 2100". "We can't build them, but [China] can, according to this agreement", he said. He had even termed the climate change accord a hoax. But the USA move was an opportunity for India to provide global leadership on the issue, it said.

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Remarkably, Trump did not deny climate science outright in his remarks in the Rose Garden.

Pence called Trump's decision "refreshing". It tweeted: "Clean coal, you can find that next to the unicorns and leprechauns". Why make his climate denial such an embarrassingly big story?

Trump did this by providing the climate crisis with what it lacked - a single villain. We will buy and create more demand for electric cars and trucks. "After we have had to spend billions of dollars lost jobs, closed factories, and suffered much higher energy costs for our businesses and homes". It will mean more of the massive storms such as Hurricane Sandy that leveled vast parts of NY and New Jersey days before the 2012 presidential election and inspired Businessweek's cover headline, "It's Global Warming, Stupid!" All of this is a crime against humanity-and against Earth.

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