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Despite Trump, climate deal won’t die

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It’s not just Donald Trump. The United States has a long record of negotiating international agreements and then running away from them. The rest of the world has an equally long record of telling the Americans it will be happy to have them back when they get over it, and carrying on without them. It will do it again over the Paris accord on climate change.

All the other signatories pretended to be shocked when Trump predictably announced last Thursday that he was abandoning the climate accord. Then they all made their equally predictable affirmations that they would carry on regardless.

It’s as stylized and traditional as a Noh play.

The tradition actually dates back to the early 20th century, when the United........

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