Elon Musk Threatens to Quit Trump Advisory Council Over Paris Climate Deal

Elon Musk Threatens to Quit Trump Advisory Council Over Paris Climate Deal

Elon Musk Threatens to Quit Trump Advisory Council Over Paris Climate Deal

"The expected announcement in Brussels illustrates China's determination to take a leadership role in the world as Trump turns the U.S. inwards", The Guardian says, noting the President's views on global warming have "appalled" world leaders.

Worldwide leaders responded by reaffirming their commitment to the agreement, even if the U.S. backs away.

Trump says on Twitter that he'll be making the announcement Thursday at 3 p.m.

Coal is the dirtiest of fossil fuels, accounting for more than three-quarters of carbon emissions from US power plants despite generating less than 40 percent of the nation's electricity.

The Paris Agreement aims to limit average global warming to 2 degrees Celsius by cutting greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels.

Solheim said with the Paris Agreement, the globe has seen the emergence of a more positive debate.

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Scientists have said a USA withdrawal from the deal could speed up the effects of global climate change, leading to heat waves, floods, droughts, and more frequent violent storms. "Not just for four years, the term of a president".

The agreement makes provision for parties to quit, but notice can be given only three years after its entry into force.

"Pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement would deeply damage our credibility on the global stage and put us on a path toward very real and costly climate disruptions in New Mexico and around the world", Heinrich said. If the US does leave, he said, the Europe Union should seek ways to balance out the economic advantage that USA companies might have from the absence of climate regulations.

A second option would be quicker and more dramatic.

Cohn, the Trump economic adviser, also said last week that the president's views were "evolving".

"The entire discussion about climate was very hard, if not to say very dissatisfying".

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Trump has been agitating against the Paris deal since it was signed by his predecessor in December 2015, arguing that taking firm action on climate change would hurt American jobs. "So there you have it, the die is cast", he said. A source close to the matter said Trump was preparing to pull out of the agreement.

How does a country exit the Paris Agreement?

Guterres said in that speech that "it would be very important for the USA not to leave the Paris agreement".

Should the United States pull out of the pact and seek to protect old-school jobs in coal and oil, it would risk losing the chance to lead the world in developing environmentally friendly technology - and generate the jobs that come with it.

The Chinese government canceled construction of more than 100 new coal-fired power plants earlier this year, announcing plans to invest at least $360 billion in green-energy projects by 2020.

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