Supporters of the accord condemned Trump's move as an abdication of American leadership, an worldwide disgrace and a monumental foreign policy blunder, Reuters reports. "Thus, our withdrawal from the agreement represents a reassertion of America's sovereignty". "To unapologetically stand and declare "I was elected as President of Pittsburgh NOT PARIS"!"
Under the Paris agreement, negotiated during former President Barack Obama's tenure, the United States voluntarily committed to reducing polluting emissions by 1.6 billion tons by 2025. California, New York and Washington together account for about 10 percent of the country's greenhouse gas emissions, Brown's office said.
The decision to exit the climate treaty could have a significant effect on the United States' position in the world.
In response, the three leaders said: "We deem the momentum generated in Paris in December 2015 irreversible and we firmly believe that the Paris Agreement can not be renegotiated, since it is a vital instrument for our planet, societies and economies".
United States has stopped being the leader of the free world.
"The Canadian government should implement the pan-Canadian framework on climate change, and work with US states, other like-minded allies in the USA, and climate champions from around the world to further propel the clean energy revolution and show continued leadership on climate change".
Ford spokeswoman Christin Baker said Thursday the No.2 US automaker believes "climate change is real, and remain deeply committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in our vehicles and our facilities".
Iranians deliver emphatic win for Rouhani
Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim, another presidential candidate, stood 3rd with 1.16 percent of the ballots after winning 478,215 votes. Rouhani was reelected for the second term with 57 percent of votes at the election which took place in Iran on Friday.
CEOs from Apple, Facebook, and Google all urged President Trump to support the pact. "It enjoys profound credibility, as it was forged by all nations and is supported by a growing wave of business, investors, cities, states, regions and citizens", the UN framework convention said, underscoring its commitment to "continue working with all governments and partners in their efforts to fast forward climate action at global and national levels".
"Trump has just threatened our security and our way of life".
"Am departing presidential councils".
"Last November, over 60 New Zealand businesses, community organisations, and prominent Kiwis signed an open letter to Minister Paula Bennett, calling for New Zealand to take real climate action". In what comes as a decision that that sets the world's largest economy apart from the rest of the world, Trump lashed out at the Paris agreement for allowing China to "build hundreds of additional coal plants", while not allowing America to do so.
But Trump said the agreement disadvantaged the U.S.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary has a history of checking Trump's tweets, such as the time the president claimed he'd come up with the phrase "prime the pump".
"The U.S.is already leading the world in energy production and doesn't need a bad deal that will harm American workers", it read.