Returning to the Paris Agreement was one of Joe Biden’s priorities. New president United States of America He signed a law in this regard on the first day of his work. Now – a month later – it went into effect.
The United States returned to the Paris Agreement
Although the former president, Donald Trump, announced in mid-2017 that the United States would withdraw from the agreement, he officially had “only” a few months – From 4 November 2020 However, they did so as soon as possible. They were unable to do so during the first three years after the agreement entered into force (i.e., as of November 4, 2016). When this period ends in early November 2019, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo immediately sent an official letter to the United Nations announcing his country’s desire to withdraw from the agreement. After the required twelve-month period, the decision became effective.
The Paris Agreement was concluded at the Climate Summit at the end of 2015. The signatories were about 200 countries around the world. The agreement aims to halt climate change that is driving global temperatures up. The agreement does not impose any specific measures on countries (which the Trump administration has accused of justifying its decision), but its signatories aim to curb global warming so that the temperature rise can be maintained “well below” two degrees Celsius compared to the age. Pre-industrial and strive to limit it to 1.5 degrees.
He announced the return to the agreement on Twitter, among other things, by John Kerry, the US President’s Commissioner for Climate Affairs.
Today is the desired day. We are officially back at the Paris Agreement – we are once again part of the global climate effort. No country can fight this struggle alone. We look forward to a fruitful and successful year # COP26 in Glasgow. Good to come back
– he wrote.
This is a good day in our fight against the climate crisis. The United States is once again a party to the Paris Agreement. We have already started working to reduce our emissions. We won’t waste time, but rather engage our partners from around the world to build global resilience
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken wrote on Twitter.
The university changes the flag of the United States
The University of Reading in Britain celebrated, in an unexpected way, the United States’ return to the Paris Agreement. Climatology Prof. Ed Hawkins Introduced the flag of the United States, Where he replaced the white and red lines with lines that show the warm climate in this country, the color of each lane (from top to bottom) represents the average temperature in the United States for the period 1895-2020.
The increasing number of red lines and the decreasing number of blue lines show just how fast global warming is advancing.
Just like famous stars and stripes [potoczna nazwa flagi USA – red.] They represent freedom and American unity, so the stars and climate charts are a symbol of the impact people are already having on our climate, wherever they are.
– comments prog. Hawkins.