The Washington Post reports:
The United States has officially rejoined the Paris climate accord. That was the easy part. Friday marks the first day the country is again part of the international agreement meant to stop the world from warming past a critical climate change threshold — a global average of 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels.
Now the Biden administration will try to make up for lost time and repair the country’s standing among nations in the global fight against climate change after President Donald Trump made the United States the only nation to drop out of the accord.
From his first moments in office, President Biden signaled he is serious about curbing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and prodding other nations to do the same, repeatedly calling rising temperatures a crisis and an “existential threat” to civilization.
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NEW: It’s officially official — today is the day the United States is back in the Paris climate accord
Now for the tricky part as the country tries to make up for lost time cutting emissions & prodding other nations to do the same
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