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"By coming here, we want to say to everyone: We are still in. The United States is still in," Pelosi said during a press conference, going on to say that "Congress's commitment to take action on the climate crisis is ironclad." Her statement came as the UN secretary-general said the world's biggest emitters were falling behind, and representatives of nations vulnerable to climate change accused President Trump of "ecocide." The Trump administration last month officially began the process of pulling out of the Paris agreement.
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A school in Queensland, Australia sent a note home to parents asking them to send their children with extra water bottles since its water supply has run dry, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
Saving the Ozone Layer 30 Years Ago Slowed Global Warming. Can Similar Cooperation Now Solve the Climate Crisis?
The Montreal Protocol, a 1987 international treaty prohibiting the production of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) to save the ozone layer, was the first successful multilateral agreement to successfully slow the rate of global warming, according to new research. Now, experts argue that similar measures may lend hope to the climate crisis.