Why the US abandoned the Paris agreement [infographic]

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Diana Raicu

When the Paris climate change agreement was signed on April 22, 2016 by 195 countries, it marked a watershed moment for determining, planning and documenting measures to mitigate man-made global warming.   

In June 2017, President Donald Trump, declared that the United States would be pulling out of the accord in a move to “reassert America’s sovereignty”.

In this infographic, compiled by Oil & Gas IQ contributor, Daisy Welch of Radiator Valves 4u, we outline the crux decisions behind why the world’s second largest energy consumer decided to withdraw from the landmark consensus.

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