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Trump Victory Deals Blow to Global Fight Against Climate Change

  • Next U.S. president has said climate change is a hoax
  • Focus on talks in Morocco aimed at implementing Paris deal
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How Trump's Climate Views Will Impact Alternative Energy

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The global fight against climate change will suffer a blow from Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election, threatening the industries working to clean up pollution from fossil fuel.

The next president has questioned the science of climate change, vowed to withdraw from the Paris agreement on global warming and pledged to stimulate production of coal, the dirtiest fossil fuel. Green campaigners and policymakers, some of whom are gathered this week in Morocco for talks on implementing the Paris deal, sounded the alarm over the upheaval they expect when Trump takes office in January.