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    Why the Paris Accord Might Work Better Without the US

    And then there were 19. Many decried President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement — all other G-20 countries have signed on — but some experts say the silver lining is that it could keep American climate change skeptics from undermining the deal’s implementation: U.S. efforts to water down the accord are now moot. Meanwhile, renewable energies are becoming so cheap to produce that some analysts believe the U.S. will meet the agreement’s climate goals despite withdrawal, simply because renewables are cost-effective.

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