The Paris Agreement on climate change—the groundbreaking new global climate pact—comes into force on November 4. If Donald Trump is elected four days later, he has said he will “cancel” it.
In an indication of just how exasperated the global environmental community feels about Trump’s anti-environment, pro-fossil fuel agenda—embodied by his stance on the Paris Agreement—this week Chinese officials made the rare and powerful decision to criticize a presidential candidate.
Xie Zhenhua, China’s longtime climate chief, said that if a Trump administration resists the global effort to combat climate change, “I don’t think they’ll win the support of their people, and their country’s economic and social progress will also be affected.”
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