President Donald Trump announced the United States was formally withdrawing from the landmark 2015 Paris climate agreement, keeping his campaign promise to American workers, especially coal miners.
The president, surrounded by his supporters, made the address during a speech at the White House on Thursday.
Global leaders formed a united front in criticising the decision with condemnation coming from Asia, Australia and Europe.
What is the impact of his decision? And what will it mean for our planet?
Presenter: Hazem Sika
Gina Loudon - former Trump campaign media surrogate and author
Michael Dorsey - director of the Sierra Club, the largest environmental organisation in the US
Damian Ryan - director of strategy at the Climate Group
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