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>> It is time to exit the Paris Accord.>> In a move pitting Washington against the world, President Donald Trump on Thursday formally pulling the United States out of the landmark Paris climate accords.>> Compliance with the terms of the Paris Accord and the onerous energy restrictions it has placed on the United States could cost America as much as 2.7 million lost jobs, so we're getting out.
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>> A stunning, if not unexpected, rejection of the pact to fight climate change embraced by nearly every other nation on Earth. But Trump framing the move as the prelude to striking a better deal.>> And we will see if we can make a deal that’s fair and if we can't, that's fine.
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>> Trump falling back on the America first instincts that brought him into office. Turning aside the dire warnings of allies, business leaders, and scientists around the globe, who said it could sap America's influence, giving other nations license to pollute the air.>> A cynic would say the obvious reason to see us remain in the agreement is so that we continue to suffer this self-inflicted, major economic wound.
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>> Jeff Mason says the move puts the US in uncharted territory as a renegade in the eyes of the world.>> Well, it certainly makes the Trump administration more of a renegade on climate change, and I think more broadly in global affairs as well.>> We want fair treatment-
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>> Well, to be clear, President Trump doesn't see this as an abdication of leadership at all. He sees this as showing leadership within the United States and sticking up for the American worker. On the world stage, of course, and I think many Democrats would agree with this, it is an abdication of leadership.
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Certainly in the area of climate policy, but also in terms of just being a team player with the rest of the world and trying to fight global challenges, which many people view climate change as being a very major one of those.>> Under the accord, nations rich and poor committed to reducing their output of greenhouse gases, blamed for year after year of record warmth.
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But Trump framing the deal as Exhibit A of the US shouldering too much of the global burden and getting nothing in return.>> America first.>> The pull out in line with a series of go it alone moves by Trump, including cancelling the US role in a 12 nation Pacific trade deal and casting doubt on the value of NATO.
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Showing Trump unafraid to buck the global consensus, leaving deep questions in foreign capitals over what he will do next.>>
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