Mr Ebell, a long-standing climate sceptic, was employed by the Trump team last September to review the EPA. He said any efforts by Mr Trump’s new Secretary of State to keep the US in the Paris deal would be futile. In fact,Trump’s administration is considering that the environmental movement is “the greatest threat to freedom and prosperity in the modern world.” Trump has already replaced the climate change page on the White House website with a fossil-fuel-based energy policy, resurrected two controversial oil pipelines and attempted to gag the EPA, the Department of Agriculture and the National Parks Service. International reactions exist. “The momentum we have gathered is unstoppable, and the Paris Agreement will continue in strength with or without Donald Trump,” Jonathan Bartley, co-leader of the UK Green Party said.