New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that the Trump administration is the most ignorant in history about the environment and climate change.
This administration "is the most ignorant we have ever seen when it comes to the environment," Cuomo said in holding a press conference on states seeking to meet the Paris climate change agreement.
Cuomo announced that North Carolina joined the states' U.S. Climate Alliance as its 15th member on Wednesday. The state has a Democratic governor, Roy Cooper. Its two senators, Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, are Republicans.
Cuomo, who is one of the leaders of the alliance, said Trump is in "a state of denial" about climate change amid the number of major hurricanes hitting the United States.
He said the administration's stance on climate change is if you don't acknowledge a problem, there is no problem to solve. "It's like having a great party on the eve of destruction," he said.
He was joined by Democratic Govs. Jerry Brown of California and Jay Inslee of Washington. Former Secretary of State John Kerry also joined to provide remarks.
The governors reiterated their commitment to move forward under the Paris Agreement while Trump moves ahead to withdraw from the United Nations pact.