Protesters gathered outside the White House gates on the day of the announcement.  Bill Nye, a scientific communicator and television personality known for making scientific concepts more accessible to the general public, was one of the protesters present.  The John A. Wilson Building in D.C. was illuminated in green to protest the decision, as well as the One World Trade Center, the Kosciuszko Bridge and New York City Hall in New York, Boston City Hall, Montreal City Hall, City Hall in Paris and Monumento a la Revolucién and Angel of Independence in Mexico City.   Protests were also held in New York City, Miami San Diego and Syracuse.  The SHARE negotiating team (your elected SHARE Board of Directors plus SHARE organizers) met with management to bring the concerns, hopes and experience of SHARE members to the table. We are proud and very pleased to announce that we have a preliminary agreement with UMass Memorial for a 2-year contract. It will come into force if the members of SHARE vote yes. The delay is due to the complex rules introduced in the Paris agreement to deal with the possibility that a future US president will decide to withdraw the country from the agreement. Several tech executives – including Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Microsoft president and legal director Brad Smith, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt – condemned the decision.   Microsoft`s Satya Nadella stated that Microsoft believes that ”climate change is an urgent issue that requires global action.” Google`s Sundar Pichai tweeted: ”Disappointed with today`s decision. Google will continue to work hard for a cleaner and more prosperous future for all. Facebook`s Mark Zuckerberg said: ”The exit from the Paris climate agreement is bad for the environment, bad for the economy and threatening the future of our children.
China will be allowed to build hundreds of other coal-fired power plants. Therefore, we cannot build the facilities, but they can, in accordance with this agreement. India can double its coal production by 2020.