Also known as the Paris Climate Accord, almost 200 nations came together in an effort to curb carbon emissions, with the us volunteering to reduce its own emission rates by 26 to 28 percent by 2025. "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".
The move aims to keep Hawaii in line with the targets set by the Paris agreement, a comprehensive climate agreement signed by 174 countries and the European Union that pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and keep global warming "well below 2 degrees Celcius" [3.6 degrees Fahrenheit]. And rural communities in the USA will be left behind, again.
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.
The U.S. has the potential to be a world leader on climate action by embracing renewable energy, pursuing climate adaptation, and ensuring that our wildlife and communities are resilient in the face of this challenge. Created to uphold the treaty, the group reiterated its pledge to continue "taking aggressive action on climate change". We will become increasingly irrelevant to the rest of the world. "Importantly, it is also out of step with what is happening in the United States". So even though the US administration is out, the world continues to move ahead. "This current decision will not stand".
She added that multiple organizations in Princeton are committed to upholding the goals of the Paris agreement.More news: PM Theresa May confident of securing deal to stay in power
"As the federal government turns its back on the environment, New York and states across the country are picking up the mantle of climate leadership and showing the world it's possible to address climate change while also creating good-paying careers", New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said in a statement earlier this week.
Although the U.S.is out of the accord, Canada remains signed on.
He said along with Trump's past actions, like leaving the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, are signs of America's decline in worldwide leadership.
Horowitz said California, with one of the toughest environmental policies in the US, has shown how clean energy can benefit the local economy.
Ige said the islands are seeing the impacts of climate change first-hand.