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The Paris Climate Agreement Is Officially Happening. Unless Donald Trump Wrecks It.

The Paris climate change agreement passed a crucial milestone today, ensuring that it will officially go into effect in 30 days. The 195-country agreement was negotiated last December and signed at the UN in April, but in order to become official, it had to be ratified by at least 55 countries, as well as by countries accounting for 55 percent of global emissions. A big chunk of that came at the G20 meeting last month when President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping officially committed their countries, which account for 38 percent of emissions between them.
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