Local governments are banding together to fight climate change following President Donald Trump’s announcement last week the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, The Hill reports.
At least a dozen states and hundreds of municipalities have announced plans to work with foreign governments to reduce emissions and limit global warming as originally planned by 195 nations which signed the Paris agreement in December 2015.
“It’s the silver lining from what happened last week. It’s really encouraging, and it may be that, ironically, the decision to vacate Paris energizes the pro-climate movement,” Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii told The Hill.
“I don’t think it’s a substitute for…