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US joins only Syria and Nicaragua on climate accord ‘no’ list

drought-hit land in nicaragua
Drought-hit land in Nicaragua, which contributes 0.03% to global emissions but is one of the countries most affected by climate change. Photograph: Inti Ocon/AFP/Getty Images

Only other UN members not party to Paris agreement never signed up, but for reasons of war and principle, not disbelief

June 1, 2017 — Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris agreement on climate change means the US joins only two other countries not signed up to the historic accord. Continue reading US joins only Syria and Nicaragua on climate accord ‘no’ list