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West Virginia's congressional delegates expressed hope that President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement will make the country, and energy-producing states, competitive again. He's said California's economy is proof that combating climate change isn't the economic deadweight Trump suggests. The backlash from leaders of large USA corporations contrasts with Trump's statements saying the agreement's restrictions would hurt American ...
  • Captain Morgan will not rob Roy of England opening spot

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    England's 308 for two is the highest run chase in the 19-year-history of the Champions Trophy , beating Sri Lanka's 297 for three against the hosts on the same ground in 2013. The next two balls from Stokes did not quite fit the plan as they were full on Kayes' pads, the first of the whipped to the square-leg fence which is where the slip had come from.
  • Antarctic Shelf Close to Calving Massive Iceberg, Scientists Say

    Antarctic Shelf Close to Calving Massive Iceberg, Scientists Say

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    As documented by scientists at Project MIDAS , a mere eight miles (13 km) now separates the leading tip of the 88-mile-long crack and the ice front. The Larsen C Ice Shelf is set to follow its neighbors, Larsen A and B, which splintered in 1995 and 2002, respectively, but this iceberg is set to be larger than the two resulting from those two events.
  • Mark Cuban urges Democrats to push Trump on Paris

    Mark Cuban urges Democrats to push Trump on Paris

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    In the context of the United Nations , the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement , we are an worldwide body representing 17 countries in the United States , Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia and the Pacific. But he added that its implementation will not be as effective "without the key signatories". "The world can continue to count on Europe for global leadership in the fight against climate change".
  • European leaders: climate change deal can't be renegotiated

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    Technically, it would take four years to formally withdraw from the agreement . "By reversing the United States' obligation to fight climate change in partnership with the rest of the world, the Trump administration is putting a bullseye on American exporters and the jobs they support".
  • Musk Makes Good on Pledge to Dump Trump Over Paris

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    What is not yet clear is whether Trump plans to initiate a formal withdrawal from the Paris accord, which under the terms of the agreement could take three years, or exit the underlying United Nations climate change treaty on which the accord was based.
  • World awaits Trump decision

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    I fully support @ POTUS' decision on the #ParisAccord . "As incoming COP president, I reaffirm that I will do everything possible to continue to forge a grand coalition that will accelerate the momentum that has continued since the Paris Agreement ", he said.
  • Everything you need to know about the Paris Agreement

    Everything you need to know about the Paris Agreement

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    The Paris Climate Agreement is the largest multilateral cooperative agreement ever reached to address the challenge of global climate change, signed by almost every country in the world. But the Trump administration's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement will not stop climate action in the United States. Under the terms of the agreement, the USA will be able to give its withdrawal notice in 2019 and exit the deal in 2020.
  • Debunking myths about the Paris climate accord

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    Twenty-five companies, including technology giants Apple, Facebook and Google, took out an advertisement in major newspapers on 1 June arguing that exiting the Paris accord would harm U.S. How will this decision impact other countries? In that same speech, he slammed "draconian climate rules" and vowed to cut any funding for United Nations programs related to combatting climate change.
  • Should President Trump keep the United States in the Paris climate agreement?

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    Virtually every nation voluntarily committed to steps aimed at curbing global emissions of "greenhouse" gases such as carbon dioxide generated from burning of fossil fuels. Customer relationship management software CEO Marc Benioff tweeted that he was "Deeply disappointed by President's decision to withdraw from ParisAgreement".
  • Trump says US will abandon global climate accord

    Trump says US will abandon global climate accord

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    Nicaragua and Syria are the only countries not party to the Paris accord, the former seeing it as not ambitious enough and the latter being racked by a brutal civil war. The President campaigned against the climate agreement a year ago as a candidate, and those close to him said he was insistent upon fulfilling his promises, despite urging from some members of his own administration to remain in the agreement.
  • Elon Musk says quitting White House advisory panels

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    The 197-member climate agreement requires every country to establish ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gasses. In 2016, President Obama unilaterally bypassed the Constitution by signing the Paris Climate Deal without proper authorization of the U.S.