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The United States has made it official, the country is no longer a part of the Paris Climate Accords.
According to Fox News:
The United States on Wednesday formally left the Paris Agreement, a global pact forged five years ago to avert the threat of catastrophic climate change.
The move, long threatened by U.S. President Donald Trump and triggered by his administration a year ago, further isolates the United States in the world but has no immediate impact on international efforts to curb global warming.
Some 189 countries remain committed to the 2015 Paris accord, which aims to keep the increase in average temperatures worldwide “well below” 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), ideally no more than 1.5C (2.7 F), compared to pre-industrial levels. A further six countries have signed, but not ratified the pact.
While the Trump administration has shunned federal measures to cut emissions, states, cities, and businesses in the United States have pressed ahead with their own efforts.
Joe Biden has stated that the US will rejoin the accord if he takes office.