The most humiliating rebuff to the U.S President came from the city of Pittsburgh, which Trump referred to while making the case for ditching the climate change accord saying he was elected to represent Pittsburgh, not Paris. "We are supposed to be a country of innovation, forwardness, bright ideas".
Trump said yesterday (June 1): "Even if the Paris Agreement were implemented in full, with total compliance from all nations, it is estimated it would only produce a 2/10 of one degree - think of that". This means that the country is likely to participate to some degree in worldwide climate talks, just as it did when former President George W. Bush pulled out of another global climate pact ― the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.
In a brief statement on his Twitter account, the 66-year-old executive said he would resign his position on the advisory council as a "matter of principle". Trump is basically alone in the belief that the agreement was bad, and his promises to "renegotiate" it are nonsense.
Kremlin aide Andrei Belousov said the U.S. move punched a gaping hole in the Paris accord. Jerry Brown (D) said on a press call following Trump's announcement. The United States joins Syria, Nicaragua & Russia in deciding not to participate with world's Paris Agreement.
The same can't be said for Trump. Several large coal companies urged Trump to stick with the agreement because they believed it would help them develop "clean coal" technologies that are needed for the industry's long-term survival. "The science on climate change is perfectly clear - we need more action, not less".