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Trump: 'Nobody Really Knows' if Climate Change Is Real
In the interview, Trump defended his appointment of climate denier Scott Pruitt to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), expressing disdain for long EPA approval processes and implying "other countries are eating [the U.S.'s] lunch" due to excessive regulations.
The Paris agreement, Trump claims, is something he is "studying." He stated, "I don't want that agreement to put us at a competitive disadvantage with other countries." Trump also previewed "quick" decisions on the Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines once he enters office without offering specifics.
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Saving the Ozone Layer 30 Years Ago Slowed Global Warming. Can Similar Cooperation Now Solve the Climate Crisis?
The Montreal Protocol, a 1987 international treaty prohibiting the production of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) to save the ozone layer, was the first successful multilateral agreement to successfully slow the rate of global warming, according to new research. Now, experts argue that similar measures may lend hope to the climate crisis.