How Much Damage Will Trump Do to the Global Effort Against Climate Change?

The coal-fired Merrimack Station power plant in Bow, New Hampshire, Jan. 20, 2015 (AP photo by Jim Cole).
The coal-fired Merrimack Station power plant in Bow, New Hampshire, Jan. 20, 2015 (AP photo by Jim Cole).

The timing of Donald Trump’s stunning upset to become the president-elect of the United States couldn’t have come at a more inauspicious moment for global efforts to blunt climate change. As the election returns were pouring in last week, across the Atlantic in Marrakech, Morocco, representatives from nearly 200 nations gathered at the beginning of a major conference following up last December’s historic global climate accord signed in Paris. The Paris Agreement for the first time committed the U.S. and 192 countries to an ambitious international regime to curb global emissions, aiming to cap global temperature rises by the end […]

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