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The Paris Agreement: what difference does it make if the U.S. is in or out?

On November 4, 2020, the U.S. officially withdrew from the Paris Agreement. That same day, Joe Biden promised to re-enter the agreement. But what difference does it make exactly if the U.S. is in or out?

11/12/2020 12:16 PM

34 comments

  • Marie Petit
    12/20/2020 04:20

    en français

  • Charles B.
    12/01/2020 03:10

    Bottom line, "Brut" is an arm of the dimokkkrat party.

  • Timothy B.
    11/29/2020 04:31

    Where the money at. I don't see it being spent just like. Biden's cancer center all pay but no research

  • Rakesh K.
    11/23/2020 17:03

    Adressing global climatic changes through Paris agreement was indeed a good step. I am not sure why it was withdrew... But I am glad it is back now.... Way to go Joe Biden.....

  • Krishnamurthy K.
    11/22/2020 06:57

    True.. the goals enunciated n the ideals behind the agreement r lofty. But what evaluation done on compliance by the signatories since 2015 now over 5 years. Who r the laggards. What market improvement made by the big nations Ike US China UK France Germany etc...

  • Muhammad S.
    11/21/2020 12:59

    Q

  • Kavith V.
    11/21/2020 10:21

    Can't blame US alone. Research about the Paris climate pact. It has termed China as developing nation and has given them incentives and advantages even though it's the number 1 emitter with almost twice the emission of that of the US which is 2nd. This is the reason why Trump has slammed it, since it gives China an unfair advantage over the US in the race which will soon turn out to be cold war 2.0

  • Ajit S.
    11/21/2020 10:12

    I think world in totality has to alter its approach it is attitude that matter Gandhian concept of self sufficient village economy no industrialization no machine living in harmony with nature is required rather changing the technology it is mad rush of economic progress and material welfare based on material progress led by the developed world is causing the crises and we India is madly copy the west they are one who have done the damage and in copying there mode of development we are leaving them one step behind dal roti khao prabhu ke gun Gao that is all required sacrifice and abstain no consumerism no need to feel superior by acquiring more wealth govt see to it that citizen of India develop this approach our city are most polluted in the world fix accountability

  • Faghir B.
    11/21/2020 09:17

    Climate change is the greatest threat facing humanity today. EVERYONE needs to start working together to FIGHT climate changes. Enough talking it's time for action

  • Sumit S.
    11/21/2020 08:59

    ho payega ??

  • Mafaka H.
    11/21/2020 08:40

    one time, Trump said Global Warming is a hoax..

  • Abhishek R.
    11/21/2020 08:36

    Us economy grown from 18.4trillion to21.4trillion in those 4 years, unemployment falls to 50 year low especially among black and latino community. Agreement is good but development is first priority for every leader. American economy grown to 33%during covid crisis mean while in India economy made -10% on negative growth

  • Brut India
    11/19/2020 12:50

    India is the only G20 nation to have met its target of emissions: https://www.freepressjournal.in/india/5-years-after-paris-agreement-on-climate-change-only-india-set-to-achieve-emission-target-where-do-other-countries-stand

  • Joseph L.
    11/16/2020 08:38

    Anyone who believes that Biden will do anything is a fool

  • Kilo L.
    11/15/2020 17:19

    When the cap melt, earth will start loosing water from pole like Mars

  • Charles L.
    11/15/2020 12:04

    Is all about money

  • Frederick M.
    11/15/2020 07:13

    Obama is right no country can stop climate change because it the natural cycle of earth . Instead of being delusional, politicians need to stop new construction in low lying areas and start moving refineries etc. To higher ground. That's something they can actually do and deals with reality not fantasy. If we stopped rebuilding after coastal disasters we'd have the money for moving critical infrastructure. It's more about votes than reality

  • Anas K.
    11/15/2020 05:17

    C'monnn... USA you are already richer than almost everyone, it should be fair to at least share a bit of your money to others. What you give you get back.

  • Thai X.
    11/13/2020 05:19

    And of course China'a and India are going to follow the rules, just because Biden asked them to do so.

  • Buyong M.
    11/13/2020 03:35

    Hayop na Obama kupal ng mukha nakikialam pa rin sa politika ng america gayung matagal ng tapos ang termino nya