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What Have The Climate Mayors Accomplished In The Past Year?

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Just over a year ago, Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement. The decision was a massive blow to the global fight against climate change — it made America one of just three world nations not committed to the goals of Paris Agreement. (As of today, it is the only nation not part of the deal.) But mere hours after the news broke, a group of 61 U.S. mayors fired back with an announcement of their own: they would be honoring the Paris Agreement anyway. "The world cannot wait," their signed letter read. "And neither will we." 

The letter was updated as more and more mayors leapt to join the cause. By the time the dust settled, 405 mayors had taken the pledge.