President Trump, who previously announced plans to pull the United States out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement, was not invited to a summit of world and business leaders in the French capital this week to address global warming, but his presence loomed large.
The 2015 accord was front and center at the summit Tuesday aimed at giving the agreement a boost and the financing to combat global warming. Nations and business leaders pledged their commitment to the accord without Trump.
On Tuesday, top international figures lined up to describe Trump’s decision as wrongheaded and playing politics with the planet.
“Donald Trump may have pulled out of Paris, but not the...