Friday, June 2, 2017

5 major implications of Trump pulling out of Paris accord

5 major implications of Trump pulling out of Paris accord

President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that the United States will begin the process of pulling out of the historic Paris climate agreement. Broadly, the goal of the accord, which was signed by 195 countries, is to "strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change" and keep global temperatures from rising.

So what happens now that the United States, the second biggest carbon-dioxide producer in the world, has decided to pull out of the agreement? Here are five major ramifications that go far beyond temperature swings.

  

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