President Trump said Monday that his administration planned to officially withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate accord. Trump has voiced plans to leave the agreement before, but Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed the administration has now sent an official notification of the plan to the United Nations. Pompeo said the administration "will continue to offer a realistic and pragmatic model — backed by a record of real world results." The agreement, which took effect Nov. 4, 2016, mandated that no nation leave the accord for three years, meaning the Trump administration gave notice of its departure as soon as it could. The accord outlined intensive measures to cut emissions to keep global warming below a rise of 2 degrees Celsius.
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