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Bjorn Lomborg

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Green energy a real solution to climate change

2016-12-15

Thanks to the election of Donald Trump as the next United States president, diplomats and governments around the world are wondering what to expect from the next four years. When it comes to climate change, many environmental campaigners are alarmed, which is understandable because Trump has sent mixed signals and the world does not know anything about the incoming US administration's plans in other areas.

But there could be cause for hope, and even a potential opportunity for China.

Climate change is real and mostly man-made. On the presidential campaign, Trump said he would dump the Paris Climate Treaty. And although after the election he said, "I have an open mind to it", it appears unlikely the US will fulfill the carbon cutting promises that were made by the Barack Obama administration.