Trump Announces Exit from Paris Agreement

After several months of maintaining suspense, the president of the United States, Donald Trump, fulfilled his electoral promise. This Thursday, the president announced that the US will withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change. “To fulfill my solemn duty to protect the US and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement,” Trump said from the White House grounds.

The United States joins Nicaragua and Syria as the only countries of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change that will not be signatories to the environmental treaty.