Trump administration set US withdrawal in motion a year ago but it didn’t take effect until 4 NovemberUS election live – follow all the latest updatesThe United States on Wednesday officially became the only country in the world refusing to participate in global climate efforts, with the fate of the crisis hanging on the still uncalled presidential election.Donald Trump as of Wednesday has withdrawn the US from the Paris climate agreement, an international pact to try to avert dangerous temperature increases that are already leading to more extreme weather and threaten to shrink world food supplies, force millions to flee their homes and deprive many of basic human rights. Trump’s administration set the US exit in motion a year ago, but it didn’t automatically take effect until 4 November. Continue reading...
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The US has officially exited the Paris climate agreement, more than 3 years after Trump announced his plan to do so
Summary List Placement Nearly five years ago, world leaders gathered in Paris and agreed to collectively...Summary List Placement Nearly five years ago, world leaders gathered in Paris and agreed to collectively cut greenhouse-gas emissions. The US ratified that landmark climate accord in 2016, alongside almost every other nation. But on Wednesday, the US withdrew from Paris climate agreement — the only nation to ever do so. Because of processes established in the agreement, the exit took a year; the Trump...