In an extraordinary diplomatic attack, Beijing suggested “troublemaker” US must answer to the international community for breaking the consensus on climate change. A “factsheet” published by China’s ministry of foreign affairs on Monday described the US as being “widely viewed as a consensus-breaker and a troublemaker”. It accused Washington of having “seriously undermined global climate governance and cooperation” for failing to ratify the Kyoto Protocol and withdrawing from the Paris Agreement – two global treaties designed to cut emissions. The fact sheet on “environmental damage by the US” was backed by a more extensive report on “US damage to global environmental governance”.
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75 ways Trump made America dirtier and the planet warmer. In the past four years, Trump has shredded environmental protections for American lands, animals and people.
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