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KOAA Survey: Do you agree with President Biden's decision to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement?

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Posted at 10:32 AM, Feb 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-19 12:32:27-05

On Friday, The United States officially returned to the Paris global climate accord.

Biden signed an executive order on his first day in office reversing the pullout ordered by former President Trump.

The Trump administration had announced its withdrawal from the Paris accord in 2019, calling the agreement an economic burden on the U.S. economy. However, experts say the agreement does not obligate countries to make financial payments.

The treaty, signed by nearly 200 countries in 2015, commits countries to put forward plans for reducing their emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, which is released from burning fossil fuels.

The agreement also aims to keep the increase in average temperatures worldwide below 2 degrees Celsius.

Scientists say that any rise beyond 2 degrees Celsius could have a devastating impact on large parts of the world, raising sea levels, creating severe tropical storms, and worsening droughts and floods.

We're following this poll throughout the day and into tomorrow. Tune in to News5 at 4 p.m. as we review the results!

Editor's note: This poll is not based on scientific, representative samples and is solely for KOAA purposes.


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