Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris climate accord is doubly boneheaded. From a global perspective - ultimately, the only perspective that counts when it comes to planetary climate change - the move badly undermines the greatest international effort to curb temperature rises we have to date. Even if many countries boost their efforts to enforce the pact, some will take a US exit as carte blanche to duck a set of emission reduction pledges that were already diluted by their non-binding status.
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