The USA is Officially No Longer a Party to the Paris Agreement

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Breathe the free air America – whatever happens in the next few days, with this act of defiance the USA under President Trump has struck a heavy blow against the climate globalists.

Climate change: US formally withdraws from Paris agreement

By Matt McGrath
Environment correspondent

After a three-year delay, the US has become the first nation in the world to formally withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.

President Trump announced the move in June 2017, but UN regulations meant that his decision only takes effect today, the day after the US election.

The US could re-join it in future, should a president choose to do so.

What will the withdrawal mean in practice?

While the US now represents around 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions, it remains the world’s biggest and most powerful economy. 

While the US now represents around 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions, it remains the world’s biggest and most powerful economy. 

“Being out formally obviously hurts the US reputation,” said Andrew Light, a former senior climate change official in the Obama administration.

Others are hopeful that the US withdrawal will drive a sense of unity among others, and see new leadership emerge. 

“The EU green deal and carbon neutrality commitments from China, Japan and South Korea point to the inevitability of our collective transition off fossil fuels,” said Laurence Tubiana, one of the architects of the Paris agreement and now chief executive of the European Climate Foundation.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-54797743

Lets hope this withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is permanent.

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November 4, 2020 at 12:24PM

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