Environmental Defense Fund

Despite Trump's skepticism, nearly 200 countries pledge to keep fighting climate change

Despite Trump's skepticism, nearly 200 countries pledge to keep fighting climate change

Negotiators from nearly 200 countries wrapped up two weeks of talks Saturday vowing to press ahead with the fight against climate change — with or without the help of the next U.S. president.

The election of Donald Trump, who has called global warming a “hoax” and has threatened to “cancel” U.S. participation in a landmark climate deal, cast a pall over the conference in the Moroccan city of Marrakech.

The Obama administration played a major role in negotiating the deal, forging alliances with China and other big polluters that helped bring decades of contentious discussions to a successful conclusion in Paris last year. Few here wanted to...

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