Obama again defends climate deal

US President Barack Obama attends the Armed Forces Full Honor Review Farewell Ceremony for Obama at Joint Base Myers-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Virginia, January 4, 2017President Barack Obama launched a fresh defense of emissions curbs against Donald Trump’s plans to scrap a global climate deal, saying the accord was in America’s interest Monday. Writing in the journal “Science” Obama said that the United States was proving that reducing greenhouse gases can help economic growth. Obama’s eight years in office have resulted in a tidal wave of new environmental legislation, protecting marine ecosystems, curbing carbon emissions and boosting renewable energy.


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