Each of these efforts is focused on the U.S. working toward the goals of the Paris Agreement, despite Trump`s attempts to steer the country in the opposite direction. The Paris Agreement was also an issue in the 2020 presidential campaign. The United States officially left the Global Compact on November 4, 2020. The president`s promise to renegotiate the international climate agreement has always been a smog screen, the oil industry has a red phone inside, and will Trump bring food trucks to Old Faithful? Each country that participated in the 21st Conference of the Parties agreed to reduce its emissions by a certain percentage based on the emission level of a base year. The United States, for example, has promised to reduce its emissions by up to 28% compared to 2005. These pledges are called Intended Nationally Determined Contributions. . . .