Donald Trump has decided to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord. He says the agreement is bad for America and that the rules are too strict. He believes the strict rules cause unemployment in the US. He doesn’t believe that climate change is so serious.
Almost all nations of the world have signed the accord. The goal of the accord is to stop climate change. The signers agreed to emit much less carbon dioxide. CO2 is the main cause of climate change. The US is a big emitter of CO2. Only China emits more carbon dioxide.
There has been much criticism of Mr. Trump’s decision. Leaders around the world say it is really bad for the US to withdraw. They also say that they will continue to follow the agreement. They do not want to renegotiate.
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