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U.S. at Climate Summit: No on Paris Accord, Hold Polluters Accountable

The Conference of the Parties (COP24) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) ended on Saturday in Katowice, Poland, with the conference leader leaping over a desk when the nations participating, including the United States, agreed to the so-called Paris Rulebook.

COP24 president Michal Kurtyka jumps at the end of the final session of the COP24 summit on climate change in Katowice, southern Poland, on December 15, 2018. (Photo by Janek SKARZYNSKI / AFP) (Photo credit should read JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Diffuses Constitutional Crisis by Leaving Paris Treaty

President Donald Trump’s decision on Thursday to leave the Paris Agreement may have saved the federal government from an embarrassing court defeat, because there is a serious constitutional argument that the agreement was unconstitutional unless ratified by the Senate as a treaty.

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Mitt Romney Mourns Donald Trump’s Decision to Quit Paris Agreement

Former failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney lamented Donald Trump’s upcoming announcement of his decision to quit the Paris Climate Agreement. “Affirmation of the Paris Agreement is not only about the climate: It is also about America remaining the global leader,”

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