Uh, Even North Korea Thinks Trump's Paris Climate Decision Was "Selfish"

Protesters hold signs in support of environmental protection outside the White House

Protesters hold signs in support of environmental protection outside the White House

Hawaii has become the first US state to enact legislation to bring its environmental standards in line with the Paris climate accord, officials said on Wednesday, less than a week after President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the global agreement.

He was joined by mayors from around the state, who also signed an agreement to commit to the goals of the agreement, according to the New York Times.

At the signing ceremony, Ige said that "climate change is".

In announcing the withdrawal on June 1 from the almost universally supported agreement, Trump earned the scorn of the European Union, China, India, Brazil, and many other nations that have been taking ambitious actions to reduce their emissions of global warming gases, such as carbon dioxide and methane.

Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, and Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, differed over whether the president believes climate change is man-made.

While other states have pledged to adopt the Paris Agreement standards, Hawaii is the first state to make it official policy.

Ige signed a separate bill Tuesday establishing a Carbon Farming Task Force, aimed at identifying "agricultural and aquacultural practices to improve soil health and promote carbon sequestration". "And I just hope that we can cement the very best possible relationship with Canada that the United States could have". "Climate change is real, regardless of what others may say", USA Today quotes Ige as saying. And although Trump has said he would "be honored" to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Trump has also sent out some critical tweets about North Korea's recent ballistic missile tests.

"President Donald Trump was absolutely prudent and courageous to withdraw from the Paris climate accord", Murray said.

And though Hawaii is the first to take legal action, states and counties across the country have vowed to contribute their share toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fighting climate change through a coalition called We Are Still In.

During Obama's presidency, the United States was one of the 195 countries around the world to sign up to the 2015 agreement. With Trump pulling out of the agreement, the US will join only two other countries that have not ratified the pact: Syria and Nicaragua.

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