Technology Stephen Hawking: Trump pulling out of Paris Agreement 'could push Earth over the brink'

22:30  03 july  2017
22:30  03 july  2017 Source:   The Hill

Poll: Voters want US to seek new climate pact to replace Paris

  Poll: Voters want US to seek new climate pact to replace Paris More than two thirds of American voters want the United States to renegotiate for a new international climate change pact to replace the Paris agreement. 2 cards charging 0% Interest until 2019 See The 0% APR Cards Sponsored by NextAdvisor In a new survey Monday from the Harvard-Harris Poll provided to The Hill found that 72 percent of voters would prefer renegotiating over opting out of the climate pact process altogether.President Trump, a climate change skeptic, announced this month that he would withdraw the U.S.

Stephen Hawking blasted President Trump 's recent decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate change agreement in a new interview, saying it " could push Earth over the brink ." Hawking told BBC News that Trump withdrawing the U.S

Stephen Hawking blasted President Trump 's recent decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate change agreement in a new interview, saying it " could push Earth over the brink ." Hawking told BBC News that Trump withdrawing the U.S

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Stephen Hawking blasted President Trump's recent decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate change agreement in a new interview, saying it "could push Earth over the brink."

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Hawking told BBC News that Trump withdrawing the U.S. from the agreement would lead to disastrous consequences worldwide.

"We are close to the tipping point where global warming becomes irreversible," Hawking told BBC News. "Trump's action could push the Earth over the brink, to become like Venus, with a temperature of 250 degrees, and raining sulphuric acid."

Poll: Voters want US to seek new climate pact to replace Paris

  Poll: Voters want US to seek new climate pact to replace Paris More than two thirds of American voters want the United States to renegotiate for a new international climate change pact to replace the Paris agreement. In a new survey Monday from the Harvard-Harris Poll provided to The Hill found that 72 percent of voters would prefer renegotiating over opting out of the climate pact process altogether.President Trump, a climate change skeptic, announced this month that he would withdraw the U.S. from the 2015 pact with nonbinding carbon dioxide emissions reductions, but he said he would be open to negotiating a new international agreement that better protects U.S. interests.

Stephen Hawking has said that Donald Trump ’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord could ‘ push earth over the brink ’. The US president withdrew from the agreement in June saying it was detrimental to American workers.

Stephen Hawking blasted President Trump ’s recent decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate change agreement in a new interview, saying it “ could push Earth over the brink .”

Hawking said that climate change is among the greatest dangers facing Earth. The world-renowned physicist also said that quick action could prevent some of the worst effects of climate change, but Trump withdrawing from the agreement would cause "avoidable damage to our beautiful planet."

"By denying the evidence for climate change, and pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement, Donald Trump will cause avoidable environmental damage to our beautiful planet, endangering the natural world, for us and our children," Hawking said.

Trump announced he would be withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate change agreement at the beginning of June, calling it "unfair."

"The bottom line is that the Paris accord is very unfair at the highest level to the United States," Trump said at the time.

Trump's decision was met with widespread criticism. After his announcement, a dozen states and hundreds of cities announced they would uphold the tenants of the climate deal.

U.S. Cities, States and Businesses Pledge to Measure Emissions .
<p>A coalition of American states, cities and businesses that have pledged to stick with the Paris climate pact will team up with experts to quantify their climate commitments and share their plans with the United Nations, vowing to act in spite of the Trump administration’s exit from the accord.</p>A coalition of American states, cities and businesses that have pledged to stick with the Paris climate pact will team up with experts to quantify their climate commitments and share their plans with the United Nations, vowing to act in spite of the Trump administration’s exit from the accord.

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