Climate at the G20: Six Degrees of U.S. Isolation

Inside Climate News: Why did the United States remain aloof last week from the climate change and energy policy declaration that was agreed to by the rest of the Group of 20 major economies? Because on almost every fundamental point involving turning the Paris climate agreement into action, the Trump administration is traveling in the opposite direction from the rest of the world.

Here are six examples of how U.S. policies lie askew of the course preferred by "the other G20 members," as the 19 leaders called themselves in reaffirming that "the Paris Agreement is irreversible." That left the U.S. alone in a recalcitrant footnote, where it "continues to reserve its position on this document and its contents."

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