Hawaii will stick with Paris climate accord, ignore President Trump's exit

Pittsburgh is one of almost 250 cities in the United States, representing 56 million Americans, whose mayors have committed to honor and uphold the goals of the Paris Agreement.

States are continuing to fight back against President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, with Hawaii becoming the first state to pass a law adopting the goals of the accord.

Hawaii Sen. J. Kalani English introduced SB 559, and said in the release that the signing of these two bills allows the state "legal basis" to stay in line with the Paris accord "despite the Federal government's withdrawal".

"The selfish act of the United States does not only have grave consequences for the global efforts to protect the environment, but poses great danger to other areas as well", a statement from the country's foreign ministry says. "Climate change is real, regardless of what others say".

"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.

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

Ige also set up a Carbon Farming Task Force, which will look at ways to help the agriculture industry improve soil health in Hawaii and that will examine carbon sequestration.

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"Hawai'i and other Pacific Islands are already experiencing the impact of rising sea levels and natural disasters".

Trump announced the United States' departure from the Paris climate change accord June 1. 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.

A similar agreement has been made by mayors across the United States.

Almost 200 countries signed on to the Paris Agreement.

Fortunately for anyone who cares about the environmental health of the planet and actually takes climate change seriously ― rather than, say, believing it's a Chinese hoax, or that the other Paris signatories were only happy with the deal because it screwed over the USA ― the long, slow withdrawal process means this could still be a viable issue in a 2020 presidential campaign.

The U.S.is now one of just three countries worldwide to be either outside the agreement or on their way out, with Syria and Nicaragua as the other two nations.

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