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

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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.”
12 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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