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In Trump rebuke, Bloomberg pledges $15 million for Paris climate agreement

Mike Bloomberg gives 15M for climate pactPhilanthropist Michael Bloomberg and others will dig into their own pockets to make sure the Paris climate agreement is met, no matter what happens in Washington.

The billionaire and other "partners" pledged up to $15 million to the United Nations, the same amount the U.N. stands to lose from the United States' early withdrawal from the climate pact. The money will assist the nearly 200 other countries to keep their commitments to reduce greenhouse gases and slow global warming.

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World reacts to Trump's Paris climate accord withdrawal

Shame on US Paris Accord decisionPresident Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the landmark Paris climate change agreement has drawn strong criticism both at home and abroad, with world and local leaders pledging their support for the accord regardless of Washington's withdrawal.

Trump announced on Thursday that he would abandon the agreement, saying it was his solemn duty to protect "America and its citizens". He said the US would "withdraw from the Paris climate accord, but begin negotiations to re-enter the Paris accord or a new transaction on terms that are fair to the United States".

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Donald Trump Pulls U.S. Out Of Paris Accord In Crushing Blow To Climate Fight

Trump pulls out of Paris climate accordThe United States will pull out of the Paris Agreement on combating climate change, President Donald Trump announced Thursday, a decision that makes good on one of his key campaign pledges but deals a devastating setback to international efforts to curb global warming.

“I’m fighting every day for the great people of this country,” Trump said at a press conference in the White House Rose Garden. “Therefore, in order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the united states will withdraw from the Paris climate accord.”

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Massive crack in Antarctica ice shelf grows 11 miles in only 6 days

Larsen ice shelfA massive crack in an Antarctic ice shelf grew by 11 miles in the past six days as one of the world's biggest icebergs ever is poised to break off.

Only eight miles remain until the crack in the Larsen C ice shelf cuts all the way across, producing an iceberg about the size of the state of Delaware.

Adrian Luckman of Project MIDAS, a British Antarctic research project that's keeping watch on the ever-growing crack, said it's the largest jump since January. The full process is known as "calving," the timing of which is "very close," he added.

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Shareholders force ExxonMobil to come clean on cost of climate change

Exxon MobileExxonMobil, the world’s biggest oil company, was compelled by shareholders to be more open about the impact of climate change on its business in a “historic” surprise vote on Wednesday.

The public rebuke came as Donald Trump reportedly prepared to pull out of the Paris climate accord, the agreement forged by close to 200 countries to address climate change.

Some 62% of shareholders voted for the resolution and against Exxon’s management at the company’s annual meeting in Dallas, Texas. The vote to more clearly report how climate change impacts Exxon’s business comes as investors are increasingly demanding companies disclose the likely impact of global warming and follows the passing of similar proposals at two smaller energy companies earlier this month.

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warns Trump to ‘stick to’ Paris climate deal

Juncker warns TrumpEuropean Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday about pulling his country out of the Paris climate deal.

“I am a trans-Atlanticist, but if the American president said in the next hours or days that he wants to get out of the Paris climate deal, then it is the duty of Europe to say, ‘No, that’s not how it works,'” Juncker said, speaking at an event in Berlin.

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Trump expected to withdraw from Paris climate agreement

Trump to pull out of Paris climate treatyPresident Donald Trump's administration is poised to announce the United States' withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, US media reported on Wednesday.

According to the Axios website, the first to break the news citing two sources with direct knowledge of the matter, Trump has reached a decision to pull out of the landmark deal on cutting global carbon emissions to curb global warming.

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