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    UN Chief Warns US, Says Climate Deal Essential

    “Get on board or get left behind.” U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres implored nations to “stay the course” of the 2015 Paris climate accord, despite U.S. officials reporting to CNN that Trump plans to withdraw from the agreement – a significant departure from the policy of other major nations and a backpedal on Obama-era environmental efforts. Guterres noted that American states and companies can still fight climate change even if President Donald Trump follows through on his threat to withdraw. With heavy hitters like China, India and the EU all reaffirming their commitment, Guterres is planning a 2019 summit to review the deal’s implementation.

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