US Officially Exits Paris Climate Agreement

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The United States formally left the Paris climate accord on Wednesday, becoming the first country in the world to withdraw from the international climate pact aimed at reigning in greenhouse emissions.

President Donald Trump’s administration had notified the United Nations last year of the US withdrawal from the accord. The mandatory one-year waiting period required for it to exit ended on Wednesday.

The fate of the US participation in the Paris agreement now rests on the outcome of the presidential election.


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