Opinion

Walking away from treaties is an American tradition

In other cases, the rest of the world just went ahead and put the treaty into effect anyway—and American defection didn’t destroy the deal.

U.S. President Donald Trump has said goodbye to the Paris climate change agreement, but the American absence will not sabotage the deal, writes Gwynne Dyer. White House photograph by Andrea Hanks

By GWYNNE DYER

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, June 7, 2017 12:00 AM

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