The US is back in the Paris Agreement. What does that mean?

Paris is a wonderful city, but it’s not really responsible for the Paris Climate Agreement. (Pixabay/) In one of his first acts on his first day as President of the United States, Joe Biden signed an executive order reversing Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. It was hardly a surprise; Biden had […]

Five years on, signs that Paris climate accord is working

In this Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 file photo, the sun rises amid smog during the dry season in Mexico City. Five years after a historic climate deal in Paris, world leaders are again meeting to increase their efforts to fight global warming. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte) The forecast for global warming is looking a little less […]

pledges by big polluters boost Paris hopes

In this Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 file photo, Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, smiles in the U.S. Climate Action Center during the “AMERICA’S PLEDGE” and “WE ARE STILL IN” campaign at the COP 23 Fiji UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany. The U.N.’s climate chief Patricia […]

US formally exits Paris pact aiming to curb climate change

In this April 4, 2013, file photo, a mechanized shovel loads a haul truck with coal at the Spring Creek coal mine near Decker, Mont. The United States is out of the Paris climate agreement on the day after the 2020 presidential election. Experts say the outcome will determine to some degree just how hot […]

US officially becomes only nation to leave the Paris Climate Agreement

As of today (Nov. 4), the U.S. will officially leave the Paris Climate Agreement, a nonbinding pact between nearly 190 nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and curb climate change. The Trump administration began the formal process of exiting the Agreement on this day last year by filing the necessary paperwork to the United Nations, […]