01 Jun '17, 9pm

U.S. Exit from Paris Climate Agreement Sets America on Lonely, Misbegotten Path

U.S. Exit from Paris Climate Agreement Sets America on Lonely, Misbegotten Path

For weeks now, the world has waited with bated breath for President Donald Trump to decide whether the United States will continue to collaborate internationally to reduce carbon emissions and prevent the worst impacts of climate change. Since his inauguration, he’s repeatedly delayed making a decision on whether to fulfill his campaign promise of leaving the Paris Agreement, the international climate accord that aims to limit Earth’s temperature rise to 2°C (and ideally 1.5°C). Without urgent, significant action, like the Paris Agreement, the planet will be irrevocably transformed, with some of the worst potential effects including flooded coastlines, dead and dying coral reefs, increased droughts and wildfires, wildlife extinctions—and tragic human impacts that will hurt the disadvantaged most.

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