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Merkel Ready to Take on Trump While Seeking Climate Compromise

  • Chancellor says she’ll tell Trump humans cause global warming
  • Merkel sets stage for possible showdown with president-elect
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Trump's Mysterious Feelings on Global Warming

German Chancellor Angela Merkel signaled she’ll challenge Donald Trump’s skeptical views on global warming, setting the stage for a showdown between a vocal champion of environmental protection and a man who once dismissed climate change as a Chinese hoax.

When asked at a regional town-hall meeting how she’ll interact with an American leader who wants to pull out of the global climate accord, Merkel indicated she wouldn’t back down from her long-held convictions even as she imagined there would be some give and take.