It goes like this: Pruitt answers that his conversation with Donald Trump, in re Paris, was "focused on one singular issue: is Paris good or not for this country..."

"For some reason or another, this issue of climate change has emerged as a paramount issue for the left in this country and around the world", Pence told Fox News Channel.

Michael Bloomberg is pledging to fill a funding gap created by President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, offering up to $15 million to support the United Nations agency that helps countries implement the agreement.

"The clean-growth economy is where the world is going and Canada is going to be part of it", McKenna said on Parliament Hill following Thursday's White House news conference.

Citing the need to stay engaged with the administration, business leaders said they would remain in their advisory roles to continue working to influence White House policies. Tillerson's aides maintained that he made a decision to follow his own schedule, which had him in his seventh-floor office on Thursday afternoon as Trump was speaking.

But the 2015 Paris Agreement is different. And I guess, because of that, people think I am an arbiter of future trends of the environmental kind. "Measuring with precision, in my perspective, the degree of human contribution is very challenging".

Numerous public health officials and experts gave the LA Times statements on their reaction to President Trump's decision Thursday. He insisted the US should be proud of its "terrific record" in cutting greenhouse gas emissions, even before the Paris pact took effect late past year.

Meanwhile, it's been about two hours since I heard the news of Trump's decision.

Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement could be devastating for the country and the planet. The president's aides could say Trump rejects climate science, but that would make him sound like an ignorant loon, positioning him far outside the national and global mainstream.

"If you really cared about that piece, and you're one of these CEOs crowing today, then you would say 'let's get a better deal, '" she said in the interview on Friday, adding that Trump had said he was open to future negotiations. Many other mayors and local political leaders have joined him in verbalizing their continued commitment to the Paris agreement, making it clear that they do not agree with the president. Most Chinese netizens either sneered or condemned the USA exit. Laurence Tubiana, who served as France's special ambassador for climate change, says that the fact is that the rest of the world is moving.

There was plenty of talk about jobs and the USA economy.

"The important thing is to say that cities matter, and cities will stick together", said Coderre.

Trump said the agreement disadvantaged the U.S.

Still, Tillerson's support has been quieter than that of his predecessor: John Kerry. Yet rather than transitioning away from fossil fuels, we are committed to expanding our oil production.

"We deem the momentum generated in Paris in December 2015 irreversible and we firmly believe that the Paris Agreement can not be renegotiated since it is a vital instrument for our planet, societies and economies", they said as they condemned his decision.