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Phoenix Mayor Condemns Trump Decision To Back Out Of Paris Climate Agreement

President Donald Trump announced today the U.S. will immediately stop implementation of the Paris climate-change agreement.

Leaders across the globe are reacting to the decision, including Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton.

Stanton condemns the decision, saying Arizona is one place highly affected by climate-change effects like higher temperatures, drought and more wild fires.

“America has to be a leader on this issue, so if President Trump is going to abdicate leadership, mayors like myself and [others] throughout the country are going to step in and fill the void” he said.

The U.S. had agreed under the previous administration to reduce emissions by about 1.6 billion tons by 2025.

Casey Kuhn reports from KJZZ’s West Valley Bureau. She comes to Phoenix from the Midwest, where she graduated from Indiana University with a degree in journalism.Kuhn got her start in radio reporting in college at the community public radio station, WFHB. She volunteered there as a reporter and worked her way up to host the half-hour, daily news show. After graduating, she became a multimedia reporter at Bloomington's NPR/PBS station WFIU/WTIU, where she reported for and produced a weekly statewide news television show.Since moving to the Southwest, she’s discovered a passion for reporting on rural issues, agriculture and the diverse people who make up her community.Kuhn was born and raised in Cincinnati, where her parents instilled in her a love of baseball, dogs and good German beer. You’ll most likely find her around the Valley with a glass of prosecco in one hand and a graphic novel in the other.She finds the most compelling stories come from KJZZ’s listeners.