Wednesday, 9 November 2016
This list of things that Donald Trump intends to do includes "Cancellation of all payments to UN climate change programmes". So I say all power to Donald - now let's see if he lives up to that promise, and if he does how will the world react? Will they stump up the shortfall or will they just scale back on all this spending. My guess is the latter.
Trump’s victory “will be unfavourable for the global pollution fight, though the trend to combat climate change may not change worldwide,” said Zheng Xinye, associate dean at the School of Economics at the Renmin University of China in Beijing.
Trump has questioned the science of climate change, vowed to pull out of the landmark Paris agreement reached last year and pledged to stimulate production of coal, the "dirtiest" fossil fuel.