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CLIMATE CHANGE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration’s effort to pitch coal at the international climate change meeting backfired on Monday [11-13-17], drawing heckling and booing at White House officials and energy industry representatives at a U.S. event.
The White House-sponsored panel discussion — held on the sidelines of the annual international climate change conference — was designed to promote more efficient use of coal and natural gas as well as nuclear power, but the event quickly turned into an outpouring of anger at the U.S. for pushing for energy sources blamed for boosting the Earth’s temperatures…
After the event — the only public gathering planned by the White House — some world diplomats were dismayed that the U.S. would then appear in Bonn to try to bolster American coal sales…
But some others were resigned to President Donald Trump’s plans to exit the Paris climate agreement struck in 2015 to curb greenhouse gas emissions and the new public push to bolster the market for U.S. coal abroad.”

-Emily Holden, “White House coal pitch sparks climate outcry in Bonn,” Nov. 13, 2017 05:27pm

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