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The US is formally not a celebration to the Paris Settlement

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

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

Climate change: The US is officially withdrawing from the Paris Agreement

By Matt McGrath
Environmental correspondent

After a three-year delay, the US became the first nation in the world to officially withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement.

President Trump announced the move in June 2017. However, due to UN regulations, his decision only took effect today, one day after the US elections.

The US could re-join in the future if a president so chooses.

What does withdrawal mean in practice?

While the US currently accounts for around 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions, it remains the largest and most powerful economy in the world.

While the US currently accounts for around 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions, it remains the largest and most powerful economy in the world.

"A formal absence appears to be damaging the US reputation," said Andrew Light, a former senior climate change official in the Obama administration.

Others are confident that US withdrawal will, among other things, create a sense of unity and create new leadership.

"The EU environmental and carbon neutral agreements from China, Japan and South Korea point to the inevitability of our collective transition from fossil fuels," said Laurence Tubiana, one of the architects of the Paris Agreement and now executive director of the European Climate Foundation.

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

Let's hope this withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is permanent.

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