North Korea: US leaving Paris agreement 'selfish,' 'silly'

Climate decision could accelerate damage to Trump properties

North Korea Condemns Trump for Leaving Paris Climate Deal, Warns of 'Grave Challenge' to Humankind

"Global warming is one of the gravest challenges the humankind is facing today and the Paris Agreement that called for nationally determined contribution to the reduction of (greenhouse gas) emission is the outcome of decades long efforts to mitigate it", said the statement. "We understand that some officials inside your Administration want to remain in the Paris Agreement to keep a seat at the table so that the USA continues to have a voice in future discussions".

On June 1, President Trump announced plans to pull the United States out of the Paris agreement.

"Countries around the world must seize the opportunity to unleash this potential, invest in renewable energy that eliminates harmful carbon pollution, and build economies that are more resilient, inclusive and prosperous".

Polling results from Yale University's Climate Change in the American Mind survey conducted after the US election show that 73 per cent of Trump voters would like to see the USA use more renewable energy.

"This top-down decision has left the US administration stranded, spinning its wheels", David Suzuki Foundation science and policy director Ian Bruce said.

"The president is turning his back on states that voted for him", Bruce said.

According to government spokesman, Christophe Castaner, President Emmanuel Macron and Ecology Minister Nicolas Hulot aim to ensure that France goes beyond its 2015 Paris climate Agreement. "We see the impacts of our actions very close to home". We will become increasingly irrelevant to the rest of the world.

Lending Michigan voices to a state and city-based pushback, House Democratic Leader Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) stands at the head of the effort, calling on the state to maintain the tenets of the Paris agreement, even if the nation does not. Acting U.S. ambassador to China David Rank resigned his position because of the move. This makes the US one of three countries outside of the pact that aims to slow Earth's temperature climb before it reaches two degrees Celsius higher than its preindustrial average.

Recently, Cllr David Smith, portfolio holder for planning and environment, said he was "extremely disappointed" Mr Trump had chose to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, adding the council would "continue with their commitment to reduce carbon emissions in this town".

Speeding up the transition to renewable energy is good for our health, jobs, global diplomacy and US security.

"Canada is unwavering in our commitment to fight climate change and support clean economic growth".

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