Almost every country in the world. Of the 195 countries that signed the Paris Agreement, 189 have formally adopted it. Piers Forster, director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds, called the decision to withdraw “a sad day for an evidence-based policy” and expressed hope that Americans, businesses and individual states would nevertheless opt for decarbonization. Climate scientist Dave Reay, from the University of Edinburgh, said, “The United States is coming to the streets today.” The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) said in a statement by its president Antonio Busalacchi Jr. that the decision to withdraw “does not mean that climate change will disappear” and warned that “the increased potential for greenhouse gas emissions poses a significant threat to our communities, our businesses and the military.” The Foundation for Information Technology and Innovation called the decision to withdraw “very disheartening” and said it would reduce confidence in international efforts to combat climate change; The technology think tank called for federal efforts on “smart grid, energy storage, carbon capture and sequestration, as well as advanced nuclear and solar energy,” and warned, “Without a smart and aggressive clean energy innovation strategy, the world will not avoid the worst consequences of climate change.” [56] “The eu-green agreement and the carbon neutrality commitments of China, Japan and South Korea demonstrate the inevitability of our collective transition from fossil fuels,” said Laurence Tubiana, one of the architects of the Paris Agreement and now Director General of the European Climate Foundation. In response to the withdrawal, the governors of California, New York and Washington created the United States Climate Alliance the following week and pledged to halt the Paris agreement within their borders. [74] [75] On the evening of June 1, 2017, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Oregon, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia announced their intention to partner with members of the United States Climate Alliance to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. Governors in other states have also expressed interest in maintaining the agreement. [76] [77] [78] In November 2020, the Alliance had 24 states, as well as Puerto Rico and American Samoa. [79] [80] The Paris Agreement is widespread among Americans. [182] A June 2016 Chicago Council on Global Affairs national poll showed that 71 percent of U.S. adults supported U.S.

participation in the Paris Agreement. Similarly, a November 2016 Yale Program on Climate Change Communication poll showed that 69% of registered U.S. voters supported U.S. participation in the Paris Agreement, compared to only 13 percent. [185] Trump`s decision to withdraw the United States from the agreement was seen as an attempt to address his base, even at the risk of alienating Democrats and independent voters. [182] This strategy differs from the typical approach of most U.S. presidents who in the past have attempted to address the center. [182] A New York Times analysis described this as “a bold and risky strategy” followed by “the first president in the history of polls to govern without the support of a majority of public opinion from the beginning of his term,” adding: “Indeed, Mr.

Trump doubles the presidency as a minority president and bets that when the time comes , its fervent supporters will be more important, especially in the larger Midwestern countries. [182] In January 2019, the governors were J.