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The United Nations just brutally subtweeted Trump on climate change

On Wednesday, Axios reported that President Trump has made up his mind to withdraw from the landmark Paris climate agreement, making the United States only the third country in the world to refuse to follow the greenhouse gas emission guidelines. Shortly thereafter, the official Twitter account of the United Nations found itself with something urgent to tweet about climate change:

The tweet linked to a video of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres calling on "world leaders," including those in "business and civil society," to "take ambitious action on climate change."

Leaders have expressed frustration over Trump's refusal to respect the agreement, which was signed by President Barack Obama in 2015. German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently called Trump's stance on climate change "very unsatisfying" and said "the Paris deal isn't just any other deal. It is a key agreement that shapes today's globalization."