Not so quick. The world has never been serious about this. But most leaders did not want to face the wrath of their voters so they lied and schemed and saddled us with another dead agreement. Trump had the balls to pull out and do in the open what all others have done behind the rug. We have ruined this before it even existed.
The Paris Agreement became a milestone in the fight against climate change by binding all countries, no matter their level of economic development or emissions profile, to a unified process for decarbonization. The agreement’s momentum, however, has now been halted by a countervailing force. Call it the “Trump effect.”