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California governor named adviser for UN climate conference

California governor named adviser for UN climate conference

On Monday, the United States refused to sign onto a G7 pledge calling the Paris climate accord the "irreversible" global tool to address climate change.

In the communique, the US added a footnote saying it's taking its own steps to reduce the country's carbon footprint.

Kate Brown of OR and Jay Inslee of Washington, who also travelled to Sacramento on Tuesday, both plan to attend with other governors in the state's Climate Alliance.

Energy Secretary Rick Perry entrenched himself as an opponent of the Paris climate agreement yesterday, reversing his earlier position.

The G7 environment ministers issued the final communique after their two-day meeting ended June 12, the first since the United States announced it was withdrawing from the pact. S. out of the Paris Climate Accords.

"Every country but the United States expressed their absolutely unwavering commitment to the swift and effective implementation of the Paris agreement", she said in a conference call with reporters.

Councilmember Mike O'Brien, who chairs the committee on sustainability and transportation, said Seattle needed to join other US cities committing themselves to the environmental standards.

"Everything else for us is excluded", he said.

The name of the group refers to the goal established by scientists of keeping the rise in global temperature due to carbon emissions under 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels in 1750 or before. It doesn't ask anyone to give up anything or make any sacrifices -except for the fossil fuel corporations that have been lying to us for decades about global warming (Scientific American).

The resolution notes that Newburyport "is a coastal community that has already seen effects of climate change and subsequent storm surges" and that the city is "developing a resiliency plan and program to protect its critical infrastructure, assets and natural resources". He went over there to reassure those folks about our love of their love of the Paris accord, which they won't start heeding until 2030.

In a statement, the EPA said the USA had "reset the climate change discussion" at the G-7 meeting and stressed that it was a party to the 15-page communique, except for the four pages dealing with climate change and financing for sustainable development.

Gove, who has himself come under criticism for voting against measures to prevent climate change, said the Paris Accord was "a significant step forward".

Mr. Goldstein agrees with Trump that the Paris Accord would damage the US economy, but chooses not to specify how this might be so. So far, more than 10 states have joined the alliance, including Massachusetts, Connecticut and Vermont.


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