Rejoining the Paris Agreement Is the Easy Part for Biden on Climate Change

Rejoining the Paris Agreement Is the Easy Part for Biden on Climate Change
A demonstrator holds a “Climate SOS” sign during a post-election march in New York City, Nov. 4, 2020 (Photo by John Nacion for STAR MAX/IPx via AP Images).

Last Wednesday, with a divided and anxious citizenry awaiting the outcome of an agonizingly close election, President Donald Trump voted for climate change, as the United States became the first nation to formally withdraw from the Paris Agreement. The good news is that Joe Biden, now the winner of the presidential election, can restore U.S. participation at the stroke of a pen. The bad news is that rejoining the pact won’t by itself do much to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. That will require dramatic domestic action from a deeply divided nation. The Paris Agreement is the most impressive multilateral agreement […]

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