• Reuters


Donald Trump was succinct when asked how the United States should respond to climate change. “It’s not a big problem at all,” the leader in opinion polls for the Republican presidential nomination told a radio talk show host on Monday. “If you look at China, they’re doing nothing about it.”

Later in the week, however, Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to take new measures on climate change. Standing alongside President Barack Obama at the White House, he committed his country to a series of ambitious policies aimed at countering the rise in global temperatures.

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