The harm of leaving the Paris accord


THE New York Times reports that the Trump administration has divided over whether to remove the US from the Paris climate agreement, a landmark international deal with vast diplomatic and environmental significance. Withdrawing - or asking the Senate to decide what to do, which is effectively the same thing - would be an enormous and possibly irreparable error. This is not a hard call: Staying in the agreement is costless, leaving would rightly provoke sharp and sustained international...

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