NYC Mayor Defies Trump and Pledges to Honor Paris Climate Agreement

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has promised to honor the Paris climate agreement even if President Trump abandons it.

De Blasio furiously wrote this morning that to withdraw from the agreement would be like a “dagger aimed straight at the heart of New York City” and pledged that the city will “take matters into our own hands.”

While President Trump hasn’t officially announced that he will be pulling out of the Paris agreement, multiple outlets have reported that he has already begun working with his cohorts on how to manage the pull out. This would make the U.S. an abberation among the major world leaders, who are nearly unanimous in pledging to upholding the agreement. Shortly after these reports broke, the United Nations pinned the following tweet at the top of their Twitter page:

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