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Donald Trump is wrecking the climate change party in Marrakesh, the site of the latest global climate conference. It was supposed to be a celebration.

On Nov. 4, the 2015 Paris agreement, the world’s first comprehensive climate accord, came into force, less than a year after it was negotiated. With the goal of limiting temperatures to 2 C above preindustrial levels, and preferably 1.5 degrees, it had been ratified by the United States, China, the European Union, Japan and even oil-obsessed Canada. In Marrakesh, the idea was to determine ways to ensure the temperature goals are met.

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