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1. PARIS AGREEMENT

The President’s denial of global warming is getting a cold reception from America’s cities.

Climate Mayors, an initiative promoted by US mayors to combat climate change, prepare for global warming, and promote the Mayors’ National Climate Action Agenda, posts on Medium their response to President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement.

As 82 Mayors representing 39 million Americans, we will adopt, honor, and uphold the commitments to the goals enshrined in the Paris Agreement. We will continue to lead.

Jake Schmidt, director of NRDC’s International Program, stresses how American “companies, states, cities, and citizens want the U.S. to continue efforts both at home and abroad to address climate change,” while the World Resources Institute says that Trump’s decision puts “the United States at odds with its most steadfast allies and trade partners” creating “diplomatic isolation” for the US. And Josh Lappen explains on Stanford Politics’ Medium page that, while humiliating, the withdrawal “isn’t the catastrophic climate disaster it may feel like.”

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