Existing climate efforts expected to keep United States goals on track

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The momentum of climate change efforts and the affordability of cleaner fuels will keep the United States moving toward its goals of cutting emissions despite the Trump administration's withdrawal from the Paris global accord, business and government leaders in a growing alliance said.

For another, Trump's team had cherry-picked the evidence, looking for the lowest number they could find-no matter if it was applicable or not-among the studies that explored the impact of the climate accord, said Erwan Monier, co-author of the study and principal research scientist at MIT's department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences.

Hawaii's new legislation includes a bill that expands the state's plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to align with the Paris Agreement.

"People come to Hawaii to enjoy its environment", Glenn said. "Climate change is real, and Hawaii is seeing it first hand".

North Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson joined a chorus of global leaders in expressing concern over Trump's decision to pull the us from the climate-change agreement, calling it "short-sighted and silly".

Governor David Ige, along with various county mayors, met for the signing of two laws yesterday that aim to reduce the state's carbon footprint and improve environmental conditions.

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In his written testimony, Comey described a March 30 phone call where he said that Trump stressed "the cloud" of the Russian Federation investigations was "interfering with his ability to make deals for the country and said he hoped I could find a way to get out that he wasn't being investigated".

Following Trump's announcement, numerous states and cities across the United States vowed to continue honoring the goals of the Paris Agreement.

In the Midwest, climate change threatens to increase the temperature of the Great Lakes, decrease water levels, degrade coastal habitats, and increase concentrations of invasive species.

"As an institution of higher learning, it is essential that we publicly affirm the scientific evidence of the human contributions to climate change", said President Schall on the decision to opt in. By taking the pledge signatories commit to staying actively engaged with the worldwide community to reduce the effects of global warming and transition to a clean energy economy.

The poll, conducted June 1-2 among 1,999 voters, showed that respondents mostly pointed to their belief that the withdrawal would harm the U.S.'s standing in the world as the primary reason for their opposition, with 53% saying so.

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