Friday, 17 November, 2017

The US Is Officially The Only Country Against The Paris Climate Agreement

Young girls from Tacloban during Yolanda Two girls in Tacloban stand in front of some of the damage of Typhoon Yolanda December 2013. Image United Nations
Wilma Wheeler | 09 November, 2017, 00:57

Nor that Canada won't meet its 2020 or 2030 United Nations greenhouse gas reduction targets unless it buys billions of dollars worth of useless carbon offsets on fraud-ridden global carbon markets.

BBC reported that the much celebrated news came following Nicaragua's decision to sign the climate agreement earlier in October.

The U.S. may be No. 1, but that's also the loneliest number. But, good job, tweeted our government through its "Minister C. McKenna @ec_minister" Twitter site, declaring: "Canada Salutes Nicaragua and Syria for joining on to the Paris Agreement!Global#ClimateAction.#COP23", illustrated by the flags of both countries.

While the Obama administration initially signed on to the agreement in December 2015, President Trump voiced plans to leave it this June, claiming that switching over to clean energy will hurt the USA economy.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad joins US President Donald Trump in being omitted from the list of around 100 leaders invited to Paris to strengthen the historic pact to curb global warming, clinched in 2013.

The report comes after Nicaragua last month signed the agreement, which left the us and Syria as the only two countries not supporting it.

If the Trump administration follows through with its threat, the USA withdrawal would take effect in November 2020, on the day after the presidential election.

This makes the United States the only country on the planet not a part of the climate deal.

The fact that the second-worst emitter of carbon dioxide in the world (behind only China) is the only one against the agreement clearly reflects poorly on the U.S.as a nation.

"It is the only instrument we have in the world that allows the unity of intentions and efforts to face up to climate change and natural disasters", Nicaraguan Vice President Rosario Murillo said, according to Reuters. The hottest on record was 2016, followed by 2015.

"Many of these events bear the tell-tale sign of climate change caused by increased greenhouse gas concentrations from human activities", he said. El NiƱo is a powerful natural climate pattern marked by unusually warm water in the tropical Pacific Ocean, which can contribute to higher global temperatures.

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