Quitting Paris climate deal would threaten US security, UN chief warns

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Secretary-General António Guterres chats climate action with Professor Tensie Whelan | Credit: United Nations
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Secretary-General António Guterres chats climate action with Professor Tensie Whelan | Credit: United Nations

António Guterres says exiting landmark accord would threaten US economy and society: 'If someone leaves a void, I guarantee someone will fill it'

The UN secretary general, António Guterres, warned on Tuesday that if the US exits the Paris climate agreement, there could be negative economic, security and societal consequences for the country...

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