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Rachel Marsden: Climate change is replacing war as the new pretext for imperialism

Rachel Marsden: Climate change is replacing war as the new pretext for imperialism

PARIS -- When U.S. President Donald Trump announced America's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change, newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron seized the opportunity to lecture Mr. Trump in English and implore him to "make the planet great again." Who is this guy? Some kind of planetary hypochondriac? Come on -- he's a former Rothschild investment banker and economy minister.

Climate change is to Europe what security threats have traditionally been to America: a convenient pretext for foreign intervention. Here in Europe, environmentalism is a much easier sell. Unlike in North America, natural resources are palpably scarce, with more people jammed into...

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