How the global climate fight could be lost if Trump is re-elected

The US will officially exit the Paris accord one day after the 2020 US election and architects of that deal say the stakes could not be higher

It was a balmy June day in 2017 when Donald Trump took to the lectern in the White House Rose Garden to announce the US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, the only comprehensive global pact to tackle the spiraling crisis.

Todd Stern, who was the US’s chief negotiator when the deal was sealed in Paris in 2015, forced himself to watch the speech.

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