61 mayors adopt Paris climate accord after United States pulls out

61 mayors adopt Paris climate accord after United States pulls out”

USA businesses, cities and states were also critical of Trump's decision, with several vowing to take action into their own hands to meet commitments under the Paris agreement. "But he can take it!"

Greenpeace activists project President Trump's silhouette onto the side of the U.S. Embassy in Berlin.

"We basically think it's a bad deal for the country".

The move was met with a mix of dismay and anger across the world - from many in industry as well as governments, which scrambled to renew their commitment to curbing global warming.

He said this is not about the climate.

The pact was the first legally-binding global deal to fight climate change.

May's office says she spoke to President Donald Trump after his announcement and "expressed her disappointment with the decision".

While fielding questions on ABC's This Week and CNN's State of the Union, respectively, Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley minimized humans' role in climate change but said Trump believes the climate "is changing". "But signing an agreement that has no enforcement, no mechanism to enforce any aspect to it, is ridiculous".

"Mr. President, THIS is Pittsburgh", Peduto said to a cheering crowd.

A spokesman for Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the largest USA retailer, said on Friday that Chief Executive Doug McMillon will remain on the business council.

The demonstrators still embraced the message.

The largest of the many United States rallies organised as a March for Truth appeared to be in NY, where as many as 3,000 anti-Trump protesters descended on Foley Square in Lower Manhattan, with some shouting "Liar!" or "Lock him up!" or "Take back America!" As with just about everything else concerning the Trump presidency division is the watchword.

"We have a history of pollution and industry, and we're working really hard as a city to move past that through our growing industries", said Isabella Sigado, a 21-year-old art history student at the University of Pittsburgh. "The president has their back".

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, right, gestures as he walks with European Council President Donald Tusk prior to a meeting at the Europa building in Brussels on Thursday, June 1, 2017.

"We're very, very strong in our support", Ochs said passionately.

Musk had faced criticism for joining Trump's panels on business and manufacturing, though he said at the time that "engaging on critical issues will on balance serve the greater good". "I don't see it".

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