European Union to Fight for Open Trade, Paris Agreement at G20 Summit

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Theresa May's first outing on the world stage since her general election failure pitches her into the middle of a worsening row between Donald Trump and Angela Merkel.

British physicist Stephen Hawking said US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement could lead to "irreversible" climate change and turn the Earth into a hothouse planet like Venus.

Trump's decision to abandon the landmark agreement, which was signed by almost 200 nations to limit the global average temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, puts the accord in jeopardy, as the U.S.is the world's second biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, after China. "The danger is real", Brown said at the time. "That's why we must all take action together quickly", he wrote. "California will resist because his effort is misguided".

"It's brazen on several levels", from "stepping on the president's trip" to "thinking he speaks for the American people", said Bill Whalen, a longtime GOP strategist who is now a research fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution, The San Francisco summit is not likely to accomplish much, Whalen said, besides gathering people to "collectively thumb their nose at the American president".

Trump's second foreign tour follows his visit to Italy in May for the G7 summit, during which he clashed with other leaders on climate change.

The White House did not respond to a request for comment.

The prime minister's office said it is not aware of plans for Trump to visit the United Kingdom in the next few weeks, following reports that the U.S. president could arrive at short notice in a bid to avoid mass protests. The festival is organized with music groups like Coldplay to bring citizens together before the G-20 to help pressure governments to battle poverty and inequality, things that climate change will only worsen.

The summit set for 2018 in San Francisco will mark the first time a state is hosting a climate gathering aimed at upholding the goals of the Paris climate agreement, an worldwide pact to fight global warming that President Donald Trump is exiting. "Despite rejection in Washington, California is all in". Shortly after, San Marcos Mayor John Thomaides announced that San Marcos had joined a group of cities committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, known as the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda, in the spirit of the Paris Agreement.

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