United States officially begins Paris climate deal withdrawal

Paris climate accords: US notifies UN of intention to withdraw

Trump Plans Paris Climate Agreement Withdrawal

President Trump is beginning a year-long process to formally withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.

The announcement came in a statement Monday from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, according to The Hill.

The Paris climate agreement set goals on preventing another 0.9 degrees (0.5 degrees Celsius) to 1.8 degrees (1 degree Celsius) of warming from current levels.

Trump first announced his intention to withdraw the United States from the Paris deal in June 2017, but Monday - three years after the deal entered into force - was the earliest opportunity for the administration to legally notify of its withdrawal.

Pompeo said USA net greenhouse gas emissions dropped 13% from 2005 to 2017 "even as our economy grew over 19%".

"We're witnessing devastating fires in California, melting in the Alaskan tundra and horrific tropical storm surges on America's coasts", said Rep. Eliot Engel, the committee's chairman.

President Donald Trump went ahead with the pullout despite mounting evidence of the reality and impact of climate change, with September the fourth month in the row with near- or record-breaking temperatures. "That's what President Obama was doing when he signed the Paris Accord, and that's what Democrats will keep doing every day - showing America and Donald Trump what true leadership looks like".

"Compliance with the terms of the Paris accord and the onerous energy restrictions it has placed on the United States could cost America as much as 2.7 million lost jobs by 2025 according to the National Economic Research Associates", Trump said in the Rose Garden in 2017 when he announced plans to remove the USA from the accord. "The unfortunate reality is US carbon emissions actually rose past year."This isn't the first time the US has reneged on an worldwide climate agreement". The withdrawal will be complete this time next year, after a one-year waiting period has elapsed. They all support the agreement, the signing of which in 2016 was spearheaded by President Barack Obama, a fellow Democrat.

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"The Paris agreement has strong foundations and it is here to stay", she stated.

"Meanwhile, President Trump is undercutting confidence that the United States will honor its global commitments and demonstrating a grave moral failure to lead on the climate crisis".

Ebell noted most of the other countries in the deal wouldn't be able to meet their commitments and also singled out China, the world's largest polluter.

Mike Pompeo, the U.S. secretary of state, said he had sent a letter to Antonio Guterres, the United Nations Secretary General, starting a disengagement that will not become official for one year. Pompeo said Monday that he submitted a formal notice to the United Nations.

The resolution, introduced by Representatives Jodey Arrington (R-Texas), Chip Roy (R-Texas) and Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), among others, is purely messaging that won't pass the Democratic House.

"At a time when American innovation is leading the way in environmental stewardship, the Paris Agreement is political window dressing, at best", Arrington said in a statement.

The IPCC has previously admitted that climate models can't be used to accurately predict long-term changes in the climate. "In climate research and modeling, we should recognise that we are dealing with a coupled non-linear chaotic system, and therefore that the long-term prediction of future climate states is not possible", the IPCC's 2018 report stated.

Globally, the U.S.'s step back on the worldwide stage has weakened the global institutions tasked with fighting climate change.

The formal submission to withdraw from the decision was quickly met with condemnation from organizations and politicians.

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