Trump Administration Files Paperwork To Officially Withdraw U.S. From Paris Climate Agreement

The Guardian: Trump begins year-long process to formally exit Paris climate agreement
“Donald Trump is moving to formally exit the Paris climate agreement, making the United States the only country in the world that will not participate in the pact, as global temperatures are set to rise 3C and worsening extreme weather will drive millions into poverty. The paperwork sent by the U.S. government to withdraw begins a one-year process for exiting the deal agreed to at the U.N. climate change conference in Paris in 2015. The Trump administration will not be able to finalize its exit until a day after the presidential election in November 2020…” (Holden, 11/4).

Washington Post: Trump makes it official: U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate accord
“…Should a Democrat win the White House, the nation could reenter the agreement after a short absence — as numerous candidates have pledged. But if Trump prevails, his reelection would probably cement the long-term withdrawal of the United States, which was a key force in helping forge the global effort under President Barack Obama. Monday’s move comes as scientists say that the world must take ‘unprecedented’ action to cut its carbon emissions over the next decade, slashing them in half by 2030 to avoid irreversible and potentially catastrophic effects of climate change…” (Dennis/Morello, 11/4).

Additional coverage of the Trump administration’s intention to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement is available from CNN, New York Times, POLITICO, and Vox.

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