Syria To Sign Paris Climate Pact, Leaving Only US Opposed

09 November, 2017, 01:21 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
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Additionally, scientist have also unearthed that the current emission levels were not low enough (under two degrees) to ensure that the sea levels do not rise as a result of global warming, which makes that 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2100 target - set by top polluters hailing from United States, European Union, China and India - an ambitious goal.

The report comes after Nicaragua last month signed the agreement, which left the us and Syria as the only two countries not supporting it. But, good job, tweeted our government through its "Minister C. McKenna @ec_minister" Twitter site, declaring: "Canada Salutes Nicaragua and Syria for joining on to the Paris Agreement!Global#ClimateAction.#COP23", illustrated by the flags of both countries.

Other politicians and staffers slammed her for praising a regime widely suspected of war crimes under Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, such as the use of chemical weapons. That leaves the USA as the sole country to reject the agreement, a global effort to combat climate change. Tesla CEO Elon Musk resigned from Trump's business council in protest.

However, in June, President Donald Trump withdrew the nation from the agreement.

The announcement came from a Syrian delegate during the current U.N. Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, where more than 200 countries were represented.


The United States is now alone in the world in its rejection of the Paris climate agreement. It would then take one year to fully withdraw - meaning the earliest the USA could officially withdraw is the day after the 2020 election.

The only other previous holdout, Nicaragua, announced in September that it would join the pact.

"They were the last party to the UN Convention to sign the Paris Agreement", he said, referring to 1992 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the bedrock treaty for UN climate talks.

The summit, spearheaded by French President Emmanuel Macron, will host more than 100 world leaders in France on December 12, according to The Associated Press. The assessment, compiled from the research of several federal agencies, concluded that climate change was real and that human activity was nearly intensifying its impact, The Washington Post reports. "For the warming over the last century, there is no convincing alternative explanation supported by the extent of observational evidence".

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