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On April 22, 2016, the Paris Climate Agreement was signed by 176 nations aiming to keep global warming below 2 degrees celsius. The treaty will enter into force in 2020 if 55 countries producing at least 55% of the world's greenhouse gases ratify, accept, approve, or accede to the agreement.

The two largest world producers of greenhouse gases, the United States, and China, which account for 40% of anthropogenic greenhouse gas production, had delegates that signed the Paris Climate Agreement.

All of the following are reasons a country may not ratify the agreement EXCEPT

A

the country may not have financial capabilities to uphold treaty commitments.

B

the political decision makers of the country do not support ratification.

C

the treaty may be in direct contrast to the development, political or economic goals of the country.

D

treaty goals may not be attainable within the allotted​ timeframe.

E

the original signing of treaty legally binds the country to the treaty parameters making ratification unnecessary.

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