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Trump pulling U.S. out of Paris climate deal: sources

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 01:00

Informed sources tell Reuters that U.S. President Donald Trump will follow through on a campaign pledge to pull the United States out of a global pact to fight climate change, a move that should rally his support base at home while deepening a rift with U.S. allies. Jillian Kitchener has more.

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U.S. President Donald Trump is reportedly pulling out of the Paris Climate deal -- the first agreement to bind all nations to setting goals to curb carbon emissions. This, after refusing to endorse the deal at the G7 summit over the weekend. …Despite being nudged by other leaders like Germany's Angela Merkel. And protesters who demanded leaders do MORE to pressure Trump. The president has previously called global warming a hoax. United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres says it's anything but. (SOUNDBITE) UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL ANTONIO GUTERRES, SAYING: "The effects of climate change are already being felt around the world and they are dangerous and they are accelerating." Guterres says he intends to convene a climate summit in 2019 to review implementation of the global climate deal. But it appears that the United States, the world's second largest emitter of greenhouse gases, will not be part of it.

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Trump pulling U.S. out of Paris climate deal: sources

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 01:00