No matter who wins, the US exits the Paris climate accord the day after the election
No matter who wins, the US exits the Paris climate accord the day after the electionTallbloke’s Talkshop / by oldbrew / 1d
Pro-alarmist journals (see below) hate this of course, but hope to get their desired but unworkable climate agenda back on course shortly afterwards. Standby for another volley of ‘climate experts say’ — their assertions have a tendency to prove false when tested by reality.
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If victorious, Democrat Joe Biden has promised to swiftly rejoin, says Inside Climate News.
But the process would be tricky, like jumping on a moving train.
Regardless of the outcome of the presidential election, the United States will officially be out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement on Nov. 4, marking a disappointing milestone in the international effort to stop global warming.
Climate experts say that, if the world’s biggest historic greenhouse gas polluter won’t slash emissions, there’s little hope of meeting the Paris target of averting catastrophic global warming.
But the U.S. could rejoin the global climate pact quickly, and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has said he would do that early in his presidency.
After sending a letter to the United Nations Secretary General, the United States would once again become a party to the Paris Agreement 30 days later, said Michael Burger, executive director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University.
Around the same time, the U.S. would also need to submit a new national emissions reduction pledge, he added.
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