The mayors of Pittsburgh and Paris: We have our own climate deal

The CEO of Murray Energy is applauding U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, and says he's not impressed with how Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who supports the accord, is leading the country.

Gov. David Ige signed SB 559, which works to expand efforts in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in agreement with the global agreement.

David Ige, shown here in 2014, has signed a bill to implement goals of the Paris Agreement in his state. "In order for Hawaii to be an active participant in going green and looking at alternative energies", Okabe said, "we want to be the first, and we want to be the trendsetter for the world".

In a statement, Ige said the state of Hawaii is "committed to environmental stewardship" and is looking "forward to working with other states to fight global climate change". He also signed HB 1578, which creates a Carbon Farming Task Force to ID agricultural and aquacultural practices in improving soil health and "the capture of long-term storage of atmospheric carbon dioxide to mitigate climate change".

In the op-ed, the mayors address Pittsburgh's history as an industrial and polluted city continuing to make stride toward cleaning up its air. We are being joined by business leaders, governors, university presidents and millions of citizens across the United States to pledge "We Are Still In" - and we will achieve and exceed America's commitment to the Paris Agreement.

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Trump said on Thursday that the landmark 2015 climate agreement threatened millions of jobs and productivity, and that he would start a multi-year process to withdraw from the deal, which has been signed by nearly every other nation on Earth.

It also formally states that the goals of the Paris pact are also the state's goals, including keeping global warming at or below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, increasing the ability worldwide to adapt to the consequences of climate change and making financial flows align with low-greenhouse gas goals.

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". But that isn't to say that anyone, much less progressives and anti-Trump activists, should feel happy or enthusiastic about North Korea dunking on POTUS.

"The hostile policy of the USA against the DPRK has grown so unreasonable and reckless today that they are even coercing other countries to sacrifice their relations with the DPRK under the pretext of ensuring the U.S security".

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