IARN — Following a night of waiting for election results, the National Farmers Union (NFU) calls the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement “Shameful.” The United States formally exited the Paris Climate Agreement Wednesday, three-and-a-half years after President Donald Trump pledged to do so. National Farmers Union says 189 countries have ratified the historic agreement so far, which aims to keep “a global temperature rise this century well below two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.”
That leaves just eight countries – including the United States – as outliers. A strong advocate for climate action, NFU expressed support for the deal when it was finalized at the end of 2015. NFU President Rob Larew stated, “Climate change is a global crisis, and it requires a united, global effort to address.” Larew says the decision “not only undermines critical climate action and makes our planet more vulnerable to increasingly frequent and severe weather extremes, but it also comes at great cost to the American people.”
Story courtesy of the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network.
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