Opinion

Climate change and Trump’s America

The world has grown wearily familiar with this aspect of American exceptionalism, and the effort to avoid a climate disaster will stumble on elsewhere even while Trump reigns in Washington.

A new neighborhood in Tieshan (Huangshi Prefecture-Level City, Hubei). The buildings are equipped with solar water heaters. Gwynne Dyer says China is terrified of the predicted local impacts of climate change, and has installed more solar and wind power than any other country. It already gets 20 per cent of its power from renewables, and is aiming much higher. The Chinese will resent the Trump administration’s refusal to carry its share of the burden, but it will not cut off its nose to spite its face. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

By GWYNNE DYER

PUBLISHED : Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 12:00 AM

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