Stodola said in a news release that he and 61 us mayors signed a statement, through the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda, informing Trump of their plan to "continue America's leadership on climate change" within their cities.
According to the New York Times, the unnamed group plans to submit a plan to the United Nations pledging to continue with the United States' target efforts of reducing greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris Climate Agreement. The U.S.is one of the largest polluters in the world, the second largest contributor to carbon emissions.
"Does the president believe today that climate change is a hoax?".
Trump to announce decision on Paris climate pact Thursday
Trump has repeatedly expressed doubts about climate change, at times calling it a hoax to weaken United States industry. President Donald Trump is expected to announce his decision on whether to abandon the Paris climate accord Thursday.
The Fairfax County Republican Committee and the Republican Party of Virginia sponsored a "Pittsburgh not Paris" rally Saturday morning outside of the White House.
He warned against making a fuss over the USA exit from the Paris deal and urged to establish conditions for joint work, reports Sputnik news agency. The two wrote a letter to Energy Secretary Rick Perry saying that maintaining the commitment to the agreement and to US leadership on climate change will help protect future generations.
The move was denounced by leaders around the world including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and France's president Emmanuel Macron.
Americans believe climate change has already begun.. In fact, Trump has said that climate change was invented by the Chinese. If we don't take the step, then we aren't prepared to take the next step'.
This all illustrates the key point - as far as the climate is concerned, what matters is not what Trump says or does, but how the rest of America and the rest of the world responds, both politically and practically.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Trump is simply "walking away from what he felt was an agreement that did not serve the American people well".