Theresa May 'complicit' in Donald Trump's likely withdrawal from Paris Agreement

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Supporters of the climate pact are concerned that a US exit could lead other nations to weaken their commitments or also withdraw, softening an accord that scientists have said is critical to avoiding the worst impacts of climate change. "They're going to withdraw USA participation in the treaty".

"Climate change is undeniable", Apple writes on the Environment section of its website.

Speaking in Berlin about the Paris climate change accord, he said that "China in recent years has stayed true to its commitment".

"Will @realDonaldTrump invite his granddaughter to sit on his lap as he signs the EO pulling the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord?" the user tweeted, to which Kerry replied: "Good question".

Trump, who has previously called global warming a hoax, refused to endorse the landmark climate change accord at a summit of the G7 group of wealthy nations on Saturday, saying he needed more time to decide.

The decision, which will be announced this week, would put the USA at odds with almost every other nation on earth and will be a major break from worldwide partners that would isolate the United States in global efforts to curb global warming.

At a regularly scheduled news conference Thursday, Hua said: "No matter whether other countries' positions may change, we will continue to uphold" a model of sustainable development.

President Trump has said he will announce on Thursday whether he intends to go ahead with his election campaign pledge to withdraw from the landmark 2015 deal to reduce Carbon dioxide emissions. Even fossil fuel companies such as Exxon Mobil, BP and Shell say the United States should abide by the deal.

Trump promoted his announcement Wednesday night on Twitter, after a day in which US allies around the world sounded alarms about the likely consequences of a USA withdrawal. Top White House aides have been divided. Trump himself kept everyone in suspense, saying he was still listening to "a lot of people both ways". The president has also been known to change his mind on major decisions at the last minute. Withdrawing would leave the United States aligned only with Russian Federation among the world's industrialized economies.

The Eiffel tower is illuminated in green with the words "Paris Agreement is Done", to celebrate the Paris U.N. COP21 Climate Change agreement in Paris, France, November 4, 2016. "Climate solutions provide opportunities that are unmatchable". But the official says there may be "caveats in the language" that Trump uses to announce the withdrawal - and that could leave open the possibility that the decision isn't final.

Vice President Mike Pence says President Donald Trump is "choosing to put American jobs and American consumers first" with his announcement that the USA will withdraw from the Paris accord.

Johan Rockstrom, director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, said a USA presence in the Paris negotiations until 2020 would be "the most negative thing. they would still be allowed to vote in the room".

Trump's influential daughter Ivanka Trump's preference is to stay, but she has made it a priority to establish a review process so her father would hear from all sides, said a senior administration official.

Those briefed by the White House insisted on anonymity in order to discuss the matter ahead of Trump's announcement Thursday afternoon in the Rose Garden.

Trump claimed before taking office that climate change was a "hoax" created by the Chinese to hurt the USA economy, an assertion that stands in defiance of broad scientific consensus.

The Paris Agreement is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) dealing with greenhouse gases emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance starting in the year 2020.

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