Here's Why Leaving the Paris Climate Accord Could End Up Costing You

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The United States has officially left the Paris climate agreement as a yearlong waiting period came to an end on Nov. 4, NPR reported. President Donald Trump originally announced his intention to...
Here's Why Leaving the Paris Climate Accord Could End Up Costing You

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The United States has officially left the Paris climate agreement as a yearlong waiting period came to an end on Nov. 4, NPR reported. President Donald Trump originally announced his intention to pull out of the landmark agreement in 2017, and formally notified the United Nations that the U.S. would be leaving last year. Under the agreement, the U.S. had promised to reduce its emissions by about 25% by 2025 compared with 2005 levels in an effort to curb climate change.

In addition to being a blow to the environment, leaving the Paris climate agreement could have repercussions on your wallet. Changing weather patterns can impact how much you pay for insurance, food and utilities, The Skimm reported.

Increasing global surface temperatures increase the possibility…
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