All The Fallout from U.S. Decision to Leave the Paris Accords

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1. Bucking Trump, These Cities, States and Companies Commit to Paris Accord

“Representatives of American cities, states and companies are preparing to submit a plan to the United Nations pledging to meet the United States’ greenhouse gas emissions targets under the Paris climate accord, despite President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the agreement.

“The unnamed group — which, so far, includes 30 mayors, three governors, more than 80 university presidents and more than 100 businesses — is negotiating with the United Nations to have its submission accepted alongside contributions to the Paris climate deal by other nations.”

New York Times

+1: Here’s what mayors and governors should really do to support the Paris Agreement – Business Insider

+1: Trump misunderstood MIT climate research cited in his annoucement, MIT officials say – Reuters

+1: Mike Pence: ‘For some reason or another,’ the left cares about climate change – Talking Points Memo

+1: Joseph Stiglitz: Trump’s reneging on Paris climate deal turns the US into a rogue state – The Guardian

+1: The entire U.S. coal industry employs fewer people than Arby’s – Washington Post

2. U.S. responds to government’s $867-million aid package to forestry industry

“The American lumber lobby at the heart of the softwood trade dispute is attacking Ottawa’s new $867-million aid package for the Canadian forestry industry as another “government subsidy,” raising the possibility that Washington could impose further punitive duties on producers from Canada.”

The Globe and Mail

3. UK Election: Jeremy Corbyn accuses Theresa May of being ‘subservient’ to Donald Trump

“Jeremy Corbyn has accused Theresa May of being “subservient” to Donald Trump after she remained silent over the Paris Agreement on climate change and only expressed her disappointment after the US President announced his decision to quit the accord.”


4. The GTA needs to stop building office parks surrounded by giant, parking lots on the fringes

“Knowledge-economy workers in two GTA megazones will go where they can get downtown-style amenities.”

Toronto Star

+1: India is building a new megacity from scratch – California Sunday 

5. Mercury Is the Inspectah Deck of Planets

“Tiny and overlooked, the nearest world to the sun could destroy the entire solar system.”

The Atlantic