30 Jun '17, 1am

Nicolas Sarkozy calls for a carbon tax on the US if Trump pulls out of the Paris climate agreement

It is particularly important for the US to stick to the agreement, which aims at keeping temperatures from rising beyond the 2 degree point that most scientists agree is the point of no return for the planet. The US is one of the biggest carbon emitters on Earth, and it is hard to make a real global impact if the country isn’t on board. It is also difficult to convince other countries to comply if the US isn’t willing to take steps to reduce its emissions. Speaking about the agreement, President Obama stated “It says to China and India and other counties that are potentially polluting: come on board.”

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