U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt refused to say Sunday whether President Donald Trump believes climate change is a hoax but maintained the U.S. can meet environmental goals without being a member of the Paris Climate Agreement. "Everybody knows he isn't going to do that because he doesn't believe in it".
The president announced his decision on Thursday, stating: "In order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord but begin negotiations to reenter either the Paris Accord or a really entirely new transaction on terms that are fair to the United States, its businesses, its workers, its people, its taxpayers". "I presented all of the reasons I felt and still feel it would be in the best interests of our country to stay in the Paris Agreement", Gore said on This Week.
The United States now joins only two countries - Nicaragua and Syria - in opposing a climate agreement reached by all other nations in 2015.
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"The direction to move in the future is very clear", he said.
He said the USA also suffered a setback when President George W. Bush pulled out of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol on climate change.
The decision of Trump that is withdrawal of U.S. from Paris agreement could make Americans lose their worldwide position and could hamper the status as well. But he was also breaking from many of America's staunches allies, who have expressed alarm about the decision.
Gore said backing out of the accord is indefensible. "Now that President Trump is pledging to do less to keep America's commitment to the world, we must all step up to do more to ensure the health of our planet". So, it was a reckless decision. "President Trump isolated the United States with his reckless and indefensible decision", the former vice president added.
"The number one fastest-growing job is wind power technician", Gore said. "It would be better if we could move faster". Given that the U.S.is the world's largest economy and the second-largest producer of greenhouse gases, it will set progress back significantly. "The renewable energy sector and the sustainability revolution are the brightest spot for economic growth and prosperity in this country", he said. "But the good news is we are going to continue moving forward".