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Progress is still possible on climate change — even with Trump in the White House

Progress is still possible on climate change — even with Trump in the White House

Our view: President Trump’s ill-considered opposition to the Paris accord can be overcome — as latest efforts at the state and global level now demonstrate

This week, global climate change talks opened in Bonn, Germany, the first such major United Nations-sponsored gathering since President Donald Trump announced in June that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate accord. The meeting follows reports that 2017 is set to become the hottest year on record even when this year’s El Nino is factored out of the equation. The news probably does not come as too big a surprise, as last year was the previous all-time leader for average global temperatures.

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