Following Washington's formal notice yesterday that it's ditching the global pact to cut greenhouse emissions, officials from France and Japan were among those to publicly express disappointment. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described the agreement as a "straitjacket" that would place an "unfair economic burden" on the United States, and argued for a "realistic and pragmatic model."
What's next? Global diplomats are planning around America's absence — though it won't be finally determined until after next year's presidential election.
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