5 Common Sense Questions Answered About The U.S. Exit From The Paris Agreement

Reprinted from Forbes

We knew that it was probably coming. The United States formally submitted its plans to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. U.S. officials are trotting out the “unfair burden to U.S. argument.” Supporters of the agreement, which went into force on November 4th, 2016, say that it is a necessary step to combat one of the most significant crises facing humanity. The Trump Administration made their plans known on the first day that a country could formally announce plans to leave. I previously discussed in Forbes why the Paris Agreement is important from a climate perspective. At its core, the agreement has several goals.

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Image Credit: PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 25: People cool off in and around a large water pool at Trocadero, across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower on July 25, 2019 in Paris, France. The temperature got to 42 celsius, or 107 fahrenheit, a high for the year and for a long time in Paris. (Photo by Owen Franken - Corbis/Getty Images).