Washington Post: How to Save the Earth in An Era of Donald Trump

11.14.16

BERLIN — He called global warming a Chinese conspiracy and suggested a “big fat dose” of it might make frosty days more pleasant. Now the pending arrival of a climate denier to the White House has left scientists and treaty backers around the globe scrambling to reassess the path ahead to save the Earth.

Trump’s rise, they fear, will elevate to the highest halls of power a school of thought considered largely fringe in most other corners of the globe: that human activity may not be behind the planet’s warming. Following his surprise victory, a cloud of anxiety has settled over international observers and negotiators meeting at a United Nations conference in Morocco — where they are trying to hash out details of the Paris Agreement struck last year in which over 190 countries including the United States agreed to cut carbon emissions.

 

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