United States Formally Rejoins Paris Climate Accord ‘To Avoid Catastrophic Planetary Warming’
By Fox News // February 19, 2021
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(FOX NEWS) – Secretary of State Tony Blinken announced Friday that the United States formally rejoined the Paris climate agreement, arguing it will “help us all avoid catastrophic planetary warming” and “build resilience” around the world.
The largely symbolic act comes as the Biden administration has quickly moved to reverse the energy policies of former President Donald Trump — including revoking the Keystone XL pipeline permit. President Biden has also signed executive actions to eliminate federal subsidies for oil and other fossil fuels and moved to halt new oil and gas leases on federal lands and waters.
Blinken, in a statement Friday, described the agreement as an “unprecedented framework for global action.”
“We know because we helped design it and make it a reality,” he said. “Its purpose is both simple and expansive: to help us all avoid catastrophic planetary warming and to build resilience around the world to the impacts from climate change we already.”
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