US and China - the world's two biggest polluters - agree to ratify the Paris climate deal
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The United States and China have anounced that they will formally join the Paris climate agreement. The world's top two contributors to global warming account for 37.98 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions (17.89 percent US, 20.09 percent China). The Paris climate deal needs needs to be ratified by 55 countries representing at least 55 percent of global emissions in order for the agreement to enter into force. The US and China bring the total number of parties joined to 26 and total emissions...