U.S. Withdrawal From Climate Change Agreement Is A Disappointment - UN
The UN has described the decision by the United States to withdraw from Paris Agreement on Climate Change as a disappointment for global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote global security.
President Donald Trump had on Thursday announced his country’s withdrawal from the Agreement adopted in 2015, citing a report by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
But Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) officials said Trump badly misunderstood their research when he cited it to justify withdrawing the U. S. from the Paris Climate Agreement.
The Spokesman for the Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric, expressed the world body’s disappointment in the decision while addressing reporters at the UN Headquarters in New York, shortly after Trump’s withdrawal announcement.
However, after Trump announced withdrawal from the agreement, Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg updated his status on Facebook, decrying the decision to withdraw.
He wrote: “Withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement is bad for the environment, bad for the economy, and it puts our children's future at risk”
He further announced that Facebook would power every new data centre it launches.
“For our part, we've committed that every new data center we build will be powered by 100% renewable energy.
“Stopping climate change is something we can only do as a global community, and we have to act together before it's too late,” he wrote.