1. Donald Trump’s climate pullback opens door to Chinese leadership

Donald Trump’s climate pullback opens door to Chinese leadership

President Donald Trump's pullback from a global climate pact could accelerate China's unlikely ascent toward leadership in stemming global warming and promoting green technology.

By: | Washington | Published: June 2, 2017 4:05 AM
Donald Trump, climate pullback, Chinese Leadership, China, India, Climate Change Agreement, Paris Agreement Trump’s announcement that the U.S. would leave the Paris accord immediately sparked international criticism, deepening perceptions of an America in retreat after recent reversals on free trade and foreign aid.(Reuters)

President Donald Trump’s pullback from a global climate pact could accelerate China’s unlikely ascent toward leadership in stemming global warming and promoting green technology. The decision could have a similar impact on China’s role in global matters far removed from the environment. Trump’s announcement that the U.S. would leave the Paris accord immediately sparked international criticism, deepening perceptions of an America in retreat after recent reversals on free trade and foreign aid. China may be poised to fill the breach. The world’s largest emitter of man-made carbon dioxide is already making rapid progress toward its Paris goal of stopping emissions growth by 2030. It has overtaken the U.S. in transitioning to renewable energy. China remains heavily reliant on coal, and pollution is a persistent problem for its 1.3 billion citizens.

 

 

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    kushal kumar
    Jun 5, 2017 at 4:50 pm
    This is just to let readers know this Vedic astrology writer’s predictions for India for April to July in year 2017 in article ” 2017 – an opportune year for India with major worrisome concerns in February-March and August-September” issued widely to Indian news media last year in October and November 2016. The period of four months from April to July during the year was categorized as promising having opportunities in certain respects and realization also to an extent. The agreement with Russia over Kudanakulam (Tamil Nadu) Nuclear Power Plant plus opportunity of leadership for India and China after US pull out of the Paris Climate Change Accord few days past are some of several instances proving the prediction accurate. German Chancellor Merkel was said to be looking for allies after US pull out and PM Modi said that Germany and India were made for each other.
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