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Trump to announce Paris climate deal decision Thursday

Trump has called climate change a hoax invented by the Chinese. Photograph: (Zee News Network)

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India May 31, 2017, 12.16 PM (IST) Jeff Halperin

US President Donald Trump has said he will announce Thursday whether the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord, as aides reportedly said a pullout is likely.

"I will be announcing my decision on Paris Accord, Thursday at 3:00 P.M. The White House Rose Garden. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" the US leader said in a tweet late Wednesday, punctuating the post with his populist campaign slogan.

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Trump has decided he will, in fact, pull the US out of the Paris climate accord, Axios reports, citing two sources with knowledge of the decision. 

Details about how they will withdraw are being finalised now; To be decided is whether the withdrawal will be formal or whether to exit the underlying UN climate change treaty--the former can take three years, while the latter is faster but is "more extreme", Axios reports.

President Trump has decided he will pull the US out of the Paris climate accord, Axios reports, citing two sources with knowledge of the decision (WION)

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The Paris climate agreement is at the centre of President Obama's legacy, and is supported by every country except for Syria and Nicaragua.

Donald Trump has, very wrongly, called climate change "a hoax invented by the Chinese".

Here is a data and graphs released by NASA, showing that climate change is real and highly dangerous, and that climate change  is not just a hoax invented by the Chinese.

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