Arnold Schwarzenegger arrives on bicycle to meet Paris mayor Anne Hdalgo, Monday Dec. 11, 2017 in Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
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One by one, top world diplomats, former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, business leaders like Michael Bloomberg and even former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry insisted that the world will shift to cleaner fuels and reduce emissions regardless of whether the Trump administration pitches in or not.Kerry told the Associated Press that many Americans remain "absolutely committed" to the Paris accord. He said 38 states have legislation pushing renewable energy and 90 major American cities support the Paris accord fighting global warming.Central to the summit is finding ways to counter Trump's main argument: that the 2015 Paris accord on reducing global emissions would hurt U.S. business.Macron also hosted leading world philanthropists Tuesday morning to encourage more climate-related investment.Monday, Macron awarded 18 climate scientists – most of them based in the U.S. – multimillion-euro grants to relocate to France for the rest of Trump's term.Macron announced a contest for the projects in June, hours after Trump declared he would withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord.
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