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By Pulling out of Paris Agreement, Donald Trump Offers U.S. Farmers a Bad Deal

U.S. President Donald Trump seems ready to punish his own supporters once again – this time by pulling the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement, depriving U.S. farmers and private forest owners of billions of dollars in income.

To understand that figure, first try to remember your high school biology: specifically, the part about how plants inhale carbon dioxide and exhale oxygen, storing the carbon in their trunks and roots. Because of this capacity, healthy forests, farms, and …

Slow Strides in Building the Paris Agreement Rulebook

Picking up where climate negotiators left off in Paris last December, the recent UN climate meetings in Bonn ended with slow progress on procedural issues, and as expected, there were no major substantive decisions. Bonn provided a forum for the bodies within the Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that deal with the technical and scientific aspects of climate negotiations, and its primary focus was to begin the unglamorous, yet critically important, work of creating the rules that will govern …

UN Report Reveals Climate Action “Gap” Ahead of Paris

In the run-up to the major international climate conference in Paris in five weeks, this morning the UN released a report estimating the cumulative impact of country climate commitments submitted to date. After crunching the numbers, the new “Synthesis report on the aggregate effect of INDC” indicates that the planned post-2020 actions countries intend to take under a new international climate agreement would likely result in a global temperature increase of 2.7°C, compared to pre-industrial levels.

This is …