Galvanising the globe

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Author(s) The Guardian editorial board
Source The Guardian
Date June 4, 2017
URL https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/04/the-guardian-view-on-trump-and-climate-change-galvanising-the-globe
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Quotes-start.png It is another indication of US readiness to abandon global leadership, and it is a gift to China, ambitious to be seen as a mature and reliable global player, and already a world leader in renewable energy technology. There will not be immediate consequences for the planet, but the time available for effective action is already perilously short; even the threat of a backward step by the world’s second-largest emitter of greenhouse gases could carry serious consequences. Quotes-end.png


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This item argues against the position United States was right to withdraw on the topic United States withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.