With Trump as president, China — China! — will be the world’s biggest champion of fighting climate change
Trump’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.”
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Joanna Chiu of Agence France Presse and Lucy Hornby of the Financial Times discuss gender representation in China expertise; also, the public list of female China specialists they created to get more women quoted in the media and speaking on discussion panels.
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