The Paris Agreement appears to be a step in the right direction with regards to global progress toward a healthier planet. Previous agreements which capped global warming to 2 degrees centigrade have not as of yet matched with legal policy and action taken by the respective nations. It is because global warming creates a crowd effect wherein no individual nation can really make a difference, that it is important that these consensuses impose the idea that if we all act then we can make a change. Global warming effects the planet in many ways, and the warming is not evenly distributed. The poles are disproportionately heated, leading to less glacial mass, leading to less white surface which as a result absorbs more heat. It effects the impoverished nations more imminently, with temperatures in Chad having hit an unbearable 48 degrees Celsius.
The United States is the only major power where a significant political party holds the stance that global warming is a fiction. The article even mentioned that this agreement was made in part due to the urgency in "Donald Trump’s ascendancy in the Republican presidential primaries – [thus it is important to] impose a four-year delay on any future leaders seeking to exit the agreement". The science behind global warming is well known; when you introduce any substance into the atmosphere it will alter it in some way. This effect is negligible on a small scale, however decades of constant growth in carbon emissions has led to a significant increase in the percentage of carbon that makes up the atmosphere.
Does it seem likely that this newest tie between nations toward reducing emissions will actually lead to progress?
As the second largest source of global pollution what would be the effect on progress if the United States adopted more policy in regards to Global Warming being a hoax?