The United States is expected to formally withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change on Nov. 4. Andrew Light, director of Mason’s Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, who as a senior advisor on climate change in the Obama administration helped negotiate the landmark agreement, notes that the move has "made America less safe. It’s very similar to what we have done in Syria. The United States exits the battlefield, and Russia steps in and fills the gap and becomes the most influential partner in the region.”
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