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Old 11-04-2020, 04:47 PM
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U.S. Officially Leaving Paris Climate Agreement


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no matter who wins the election.

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Of the nearly 200 nations that signed the agreement, the U.S. is the only one to walk away from its promises to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The U.S. has emitted more cumulative carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than any other country since the industrial era began in the mid-1800s. Current U.S. emissions are falling but far too slowly to avoid catastrophic warming. That's in part because the Trump administration rolled back carbon pollution limits from power plants, cars, trucks and fossil fuel operations. American emissions rose slightly in the first two years of his administration. In 2020, the pandemic throttled the economy and led to a short-term dip.

...The costs of climate-driven disasters such as hurricanes, heat waves and wildfires are rising

...In 2020, there have already been 16 climate-driven disasters that cost at least $1 billion each, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

..."Climate change is clearly not just an environmental issue," Cleetus says. "It is threatening our economy. It's threatening our future prosperity, the well-being of future generations."
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If climate change is anthropogenic--in large part, anyway--China should certainly be held to account, immediately; and not merely in some distant future. (According to this agreement, China was listed as a "developing nation"; and was therefore exempt from any requirement for immediate changes.)

But the US was expected to bear almost the full brunt of these changes--both inconveniencing Americans, and costing us more--according to the PCA.

Do others not see something wrong here?
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If climate change is anthropogenic--in large part, anyway--China should certainly be held to account, immediately; and not merely in some distant future. (According to this agreement, China was listed as a "developing nation"; and was therefore exempt from any requirement for immediate changes.)

But the US was expected to bear almost the full brunt of these changes--both inconveniencing Americans, and costing us more--according to the PCA.

Do others not see something wrong here?
china is a developing nation in the western way of thinking. just now going through an industrial revolution first England the US already experienced.
to get everyone aiming at the same goal we may have to modify some rules.
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china is a developing nation in the western way of thinking. just now going through an industrial revolution first England the US already experienced.
to get everyone aiming at the same goal we may have to modify some rules.
So, in other words, the climate isn't really important. It is more important to coddle and appease the most destructive, overpopulated regimes in the world.
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One of the things i agree with Trump on.
Glad we're out hope we stay out.
man-made climate change is BS
We should deal with the litter in the oceans the dying fish and our water supply which is full of medications and other toxins.
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china is a developing nation in the western way of thinking.
Really?

Coulda certainly fooled me...
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Really?

Coulda certainly fooled me...
She'll believe anything her masters tell her.
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