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, NPR reported. After a mandatory yearlong waiting period, the paperwork and renouncement have now been finalized. 

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