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California, China sign agreement on climate, cleantech

California and China have signed a deal for developing of clean technologies in order to deal with climate change.

In addition to Attorney General Becerra, the Attorneys General from the following states joined the "We Are Still In" coalition: Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Jerry Brown is taking it one step further.

On Thursday, President Donald Trump announced that the USA would pull out of the Paris accord on global warming. Chinese officials recently asked the state for guidance with a carbon emissions trading market they plan to launch this year.

Tuesday's agreement between California and China's Science and Technology Ministry effectively sidestepped Trump's move, bringing about alignment on an issue of rising global importance between the world's second-largest economy - China - and California, whose economy is the largest of any US state and the sixth largest in the world.

"The world is not doing enough", Governor Brown said.

While many tech leaders are vocally opposing the decision to exit the agreement-a move that even prompted Elon Musk of Tesla and SpaceX to leave Trump's advisory council, -a minority of business leaders are hailing the presidents business-oriented mindset.

Their conversation also took place on the first day of an worldwide clean energy forum in Beijing, where the Paris decision threatened to turn a mundane meeting of global energy ministers into a raucous debate about national sovereignty and renewed ambitions for an ailing planet.

US will stay in fight against climate change, vows California governor
Trump argued that the Paris agreement favors emerging economies such as China's and India's at the expense of USA workers. Trump claims the treaty was negotiated poorly and puts the United States at an economic disadvantage.

This is China's first time hosting the Clean Energy Ministerial, which began amid the city's characteristic sheen of haze. Energy leaders swap ideas at lengthy panels. Both pacts focus on broadening collaboration on environmental protection. Brown and Xi have discussed climate change on multiple previous occasions, and at Tuesday's meet agreed to "continue working to expand bilateral cooperation between California and China".

Trump has faced intense criticism since deciding to pull the United States out of the Paris agreement, joining only two other countries who aren't signatories - Syria and Nicaragua.

Similar to the disastrous Iran treaty of appeasement, Obama called the Paris deal by another name to get around constitutional restrictions on the power of the executive branch.

Research to reduce fossil fuel emissions can be of immediate benefit. The county also buys renewable energy.

Scientists from around the globe have warned that this ongoing warming creates conditions that spawn severe weather events, change global climate patterns, melt the world's glaciers and damage its coral reefs, and raise sea levels around the world.

Obama also did not have the authorization required by Congress to ship $1 billion in taxpayer dollars to the Green Climate Fund before leaving office.

The Wall Street Journal said it best: "Leadership is not defined as the USA endorsing whatever other world leaders have already decided they want to do, and the U.S.is providing a better model in any case".

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