Trump's 'big mistake' on climate doesn't outweigh ties with Europe

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As part of his United Nations role, Bloomberg is organizing American states, cities and businesses that have pledged to meet the Paris accords' goals without the federal government's help.

"A year and a half ago, the world came together in Paris around the first-ever global agreement to set the world on a low-carbon course and protect the world we leave to our children", said the former USA president. On June 2, Mayor Bill Peduto said that he is joining a coalition that intends to uphold the Paris Agreement, called Mayors for 100% Clean Energy.

Trump said on Thursday that the USA will leave the Paris climate deal, making it one of three countries-along with Syria and Nicaragua, the latter of which didn't believe the pact went far enough-to hold out of the deal.

The Dominican Sisters of Peace, whose 484 members and 600 Associates serve in 24 states, Nigeria and Peru, are committed to reducing the impact of global climate change.

Trump ran on getting the US out of the deal, he won, and he is doing what he said he would do. Many states and cities have already said they will be sticking with climate action.

Trump pulls USA out of climate pact: is China set to lead?

Pruitt briefed reporters at the regular White House briefing on the President's Thursday decision to withdraw the USA from the Paris climate accords.

Other world leaders have reacted with anger and defiance after President Trump announced that the United States, the world's second biggest carbon emitter, was quitting the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

The EU and China - two of the world's major polluters - are set to issue a statement reaffirming their stance on global warming following Trump's announcement Thursday.

Bloomberg Philanthropies said Friday it will pull together $15 million to "support the operations" of the United Nation's Framework Convention on Climate Change, the arm of the UN that coordinates the Paris pact.

"I don't think we're going to change our effort to reduce our emission in the future, either".

In the statement, Plank said it is "our collective responsibility" to protect the earth.

"I don't know if you guys caught my confirmation process or not, but ... that confirmation process I indicated that in fact global warming is occurring, that human activity contributes to it in some manner", Pruitt said.