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With Trump as president, China — China! — will be the world’s biggest champion of fighting climate change

3 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
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rump’s calls for more fossil fuel extraction and coal burning, appointment of a climate change denier to head the transition team for the Environmental Protection Agency, and promise to pull out of multiple international climate-related commitments are “a massive blow to the already-slim possibility of keeping global temperature from rising more than 2° C above pre-industrial averages — the threshold for preventing irreversible damage.” China, meanwhile, remains heavily invested in climate policy, which it sees as “central to the global agenda.”
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the publication's newsletter, app and website.
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