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White House hostility harmed, but didn't destroy, the international fight against climate change

Donald Trump's decision in June 2017 to pull the US out of the UN-backed Paris climate-change agreement may derail efforts to tackle manmade global warming. But the reaction from much of the rest of the world in the immediate wake of the decision suggested renewed determination to push on regardless, which may yet keep the process on track. Trump's decision was part of a concerted effort to undo clean-energy legislation put in place by his predecessor, Barack Obama. Trump, who regards climate change as little more than a hoax, considers Obama's laws an unnecessary environmental tax on industry and blames them for running America's coal industry into the ground. Scott Pruitt, Trump's appoin

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