When US President Donald Trump announced that his administration was pulling out of the Paris climate accord, he must have meant the entire country. However, it has now transpired that 40 million out of the total US population of around 321 million — or roughly one in every eight US citizens — may remain party to the deal!
That has been made possible by the Climate Mayors: 83 mayors from cities across the US who represent 41 million people and have resolved to remain within the purview of the Paris Agreement, and “will adopt, honour, and uphold the commitments to the goals enshrined” in the accord. 
The Climate Mayors have also said in a statement: “We will intensify efforts to meet each of our cities’ current climate goals, push for new action to meet the 1.5 degrees Celsius target, and work together to create a 21st century clean energy economy.”
The statement has …