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Marrakech climate talks an emotional ride as reports show need to end coal power #COP22 #auspol

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Election of climate science denier Donald Trump could speed up talks to preserve elements of the Paris agreement.

By Graham Readfearn

“People were walking around looking pretty shellshocked,” says Dr Bill Hare, perched on a chair in the cavernous media tent at the United Nations climate talks in Morocco. “If you hugged an American there was a good chance they’d burst into tears.”
Donald Trump’s triumph in the US elections cast a shadow over the first week of the 22nd round of talks here in Marrakech. The president-elect has pledged to pull the US out of the global climate agreement – signed by all countries in Paris last year to keep global warming “well below 2C”.
Trump thinks the whole climate change issue is little more than a hoax.

Hare, an Australian climate scientist, is ever-present at these talks. He hugged a few Americans last week. He has advised governments…

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November 17, 2016 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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