The US will soon become the only country that opposes the international landmark climate change accord known as the Paris Agreement.
At a UN conference on climate change, Syria said Tuesday that it will sign the agreement, according to news reports. Nicaragua, which was one of the last holdouts, in September announced it would join the accord. That leaves the US as the sole country to reject the agreement, a global effort to combat climate change. The US, which helped broker the deal in late 2015, was one of more than 170 countries to sign the accord in April 2016.
President Donaldfrom the accord, saying it put the country at a disadvantage. It's "very unfair, at the highest level, to the United States," he said.
However, the agreement doesn't set binding limits on emissions, and each country sets its own targets and is free to change them.
The US government on Friday released a report, prepared by hundreds of scientists, on: human activity.
It's "extremely likely that human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse gases, are the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century," the report concludes. "For the warming over the last century, there is no convincing alternative explanation supported by the extent of the observational evidence."
The White House didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. The UN, which is hosting the COP23 climate change conference in Bonn, Germany, this week, didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
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