The US Is Now Officially Out of the Paris Climate Agreement

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The U.S. became the first country to exit the Paris Climate Agreement on Wednesday, an agreement aimed at protecting the planet from the worsening climate crisis.

If Joe Biden becomes president, the U.S. could quickly rejoin 189 other countries rather swiftly.

The rules of the agreement were that a country withdrawing from the accord had to give a notice of one year, which happened on November 4, 2019.

Joe Biden has promised to reenter the agreement as soon as possible if he is elected president, and his $2 trillion plan calls for 100% clean electricity generation by 2035.

Biden could submit a notice on January 20 that the U.S. intends to rejoin the agreement, and 30 days later we would be back in.

It is expected that Biden would implement executive action to push clean energy funding in a new stimulus package, but the layout of Congressional races would determine how difficult it would be to legislate clean energy proposals and jobs.

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