Future US participation in Paris agreement rests on election

Washington (AFP) – Whatever the outcome of the presidential election, the United States will leave the Paris accord on Wednesday, becoming the first country to ever withdraw from an international climate change pact.It may prove to be a temporary blip before Democrat Joe Biden’s administration rejoins the agreement. Otherwise, the global effort to rein in the Earth’s warming will have to proceed without the government of the world’s biggest economy.Either way, it all depends on the American electorate.Biden has proposed a $1.7 trillion-plan to take the US to net zero carbon emissions by 2050, …

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