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Trump likely to pull US out of Paris deal: What are the repercussions?

The United States is the world's second-biggest carbon dioxide emitter behind China


President Donald Trump will follow through on a campaign pledge to pull the US out of a global pact to fight climate change, a source briefed on the decision told Reuters, a move that should rally his support base at home while deepening a rift with US allies. Trump, who has previously called global warming a hoax, did not confirm the decision in a post on Twitter, saying only, "I will be announcing my decision on the Paris Accord over the next few days." Trump had refused to endorse the landmark climate change accord at a summit of the G7 group of wealthy nations on ...

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First Published: Thu, June 01 2017. 09:22 IST