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US and Russia pledge to ‘move together’ against climate change

The United States and Russia pledged to ‘move together’ against climate change.

According to reports, the countries agreed to develop a “close co-operation” regarding climate change. The agreement follows President Biden’s meeting with Russian President Vladamir Putin last month. John Kerry, the first White House climate envoy, conferred in Moscow on Monday, in an effort to prepare for upcoming global climate summits in Glasgow, Scotland. 

In May, the US Army took a stance on climate change, calling it an ‘existential threat.’ At the Leaders Summit on Climate, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said, “Today, no nation can find lasting security without addressing the climate crisis. We face all kinds of threats in our line of work, but few of them truly deserve to be called existential. The climate crisis does.” He added that “climate change is making the world more unsafe and we need to act.”

Earlier this year a poll suggested working with China on climate issues is unlikely. A new YouGov poll has found that only 15% of Americans trust China, currently the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases to pitch in and play their part in the fight against climate change. China’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2019 vastly exceeded those of every other nation in the developed world combined.

ARTICLE: ANTOINETTE AHO

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE
PHOTO CREDITS: FT.COM

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Antoinette is a community college student in Sacramento, California. She is a Politics Editor at Fact Based America, a correspondent for Campus Reform, and a student journalist. She previously worked for Turning Point USA as a High School Coordinator.

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