Environmental protection organisations, which include Greenpeace, the Sierra Club and 350.org, have already warned Trump that they will not back down if he wants to roll back the Paris climate deal.
But now that they’ve spoken out, what are their next steps?
Read moreWe’ve been invited to speak to the Sierra and 350 representatives who have been invited by the president to give the keynote speech at the annual conference of the National Academy of Sciences.
If you’re an environmentalist, you can expect the same answers that the other members of the academy gave when Trump made his decision to withdraw the US from the Paris agreement.
The two groups are both concerned about the impact of climate change on the US and its people.
The Sierra Club has called for the US to withdraw from the accord and the Sierra’s founder and president, Hugh Anderson, is also a vocal opponent of the climate change treaty.
“As we prepare to leave the Paris Agreement, it’s important to remember that this is a fight we can win,” Anderson told the audience at the science fair.
“We’re not going to back down.
We’re going to fight on this one.”
Org, a global network of 350 scientists, has also called on the Trump administration to withdraw.
“This president has shown that he is willing to take the fight to climate change and climate denial,” the group’s co-founder and president Robert DeSmog reported on the group blog on Monday.
“He is now setting the tone for a Trump presidency that will continue to attack science and science-based decision making.
This is an administration that is going to do everything in its power to stifle the public debate on climate change.”
This isn’t the first time that Trump has threatened to withdraw US participation in the Paris deal.
Last year, he also threatened to pull out of the pact if it didn’t get rid of Obama-era climate regulations.
“He’s saying, ‘I don’t want to participate in any climate treaty.
I don’t believe in the terms of the Paris Accord,'” Anderson said.
“And that’s a huge threat.”
But Anderson said that the Sierra can make the argument that if Trump wanted to withdraw, he could do so, and it would only be the US Congress that would need to approve it.
“I think the Sierra really can use the opportunity to get their message across that, ‘This is not the president that wants to participate with the Paris Treaty,'” he said.
In a statement released in March, 350.us called the president’s decision to pull the US out of Paris “a historic mistake”.
“The Paris Climate Agreement is a cornerstone of a global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and safeguard the planet,” it said.
“The United States has an important role to play in making sure that this agreement works for future generations.
We look forward to working with Congress and President Trump to achieve a global agreement that protects our planet and our economy.”
While Trump has previously called climate change a hoax, the president has repeatedly suggested that the Paris accord was only a way to keep fossil fuels in the ground.
And in the days after the announcement of the withdrawal, he tweeted a photo of a man wearing a green hat with the caption: “We are the last great power standing.
We have the right to be.”