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Yesterday, President Trump announced the US was withdrawing from the landmark Paris Agreement, a commitment between 195 countries to tackle climate change. Outrage was swift and uncompromising. The secretary-general for the United Nations called the move "a major disappointment", SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk resigned from his advisory position at the White House in protest, and former Mexican president Vicente Fox Quesada tweeted withdrawal marked the moment the "United States... stopped being the leader of the free world".

The Heartland Institute, America's leading peddler of climate change denialism, is back with a new instalment in its ongoing misinformation campaign. According to InsideClimate, the Koch brothers-backed think tank recently mailed a second edition of its report on the "unsettled" science of global warming to thousands of American science teachers -- much to the horror of educators nationwide.