Hundreds of protesters gathered Tuesday in front of the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C., with alarm clocks to "wake up" President Donald Trump to the climate crisis, as the Trump administration is expected to decide soon whether to pull the US out of the Paris climate agreement.
"The current administration has differences with my administration in terms of environmental policy", he said, referring to Trump.
The Paris accord was hailed as the last chance to stave off worst-case-scenario global warming, but was savaged by Trump during his presidential campaign.
President Donald Trump's advisers remain divided over the accord, which won the backing of 195 nations in 2015.
Meanwhile, Trump aides are openly airing their differences on the issue and a final decision on the U.S. stance is expected soon.
The divide within the White House is between those, like Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Energy Secretary Rick Perry, who would have the USA revise its commitment downward, and those like EPA administrator Scott Pruitt who believe simply remaining in the deal at all opens the Trump administration up to legal challenges to its domestic energy policies.
When the EPA announced on April 28 its site was "undergoing changes that reflect the agency's new direction under President Trump and Administrator Scott Pruitt", it posted a snapshot of the website as it looked on January 19, the day before Trump took office.
Meanwhile, the United Nations has been continuing to hold worldwide meetings about climate change with the latest now underway in Bonn, Germany.
The Yale Project on Climate Change Communications has released public opinion surveys showing that 69 percent of registered USA voters believe that the US should participate in the Paris agreement.
During the conversation, Macron told Trump that climate change was a crucial and sensitive issue for the French people and he would defend an global agreement crafted in Paris in 2015, the spokesperson said.
What: The Peoples Climate Movement will flood the lobby of Trump Hotel early in the morning with a massive wake-up call to the president.
Environment groups fear the accord will be undermined if the United States - the world's largest economy and second-largest carbon polluter - cans the deal.
At a summit in Milan, Italy, focused on climate change and food availability, Obama defended the Paris Agreement and said that the USA must show leadership and not "sit on the sidelines".
"The Paris Agreement was hard-earned".
But speculation has increased that President Donald Trump may withdraw America over fears it could hamper his oil and gas reforms.
"The Paris Agreement is the manifestation of our dual obligations to care for the earth and protect the most vulnerable populations among us", Pesner said in a statement.
White House advisers have postponed a crucial meeting on the Paris climate agreement as the Trump White House has yet to confirm where they stand on the accord.