Thursday October 29, 2020

There will be no vaccine for the worsening climate crisis

Comment: A potentially more ominous deadline looms the day after the US presidential election if Trump wins

20th September, 2020
Donald Trump, the US president, has set about eliminating his predecessor Barack Obama’s reforms on emissions from coal despite the fact that the coal industry had already adopted the new standards

It is no surprise that so much attention is focused on November 3, the date of the US presidential election, but a potentially even more ominous deadline looms the following day.

On November 4, the US is scheduled to formally withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, the key intergovernmental accord negotiated in 2015 in a bid to prevent global temperatures from breaching dangerous and likely irreversible thresholds.

If President Donald Trump hoped his withdrawal would lead...

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