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Climate campaginers on edge after Trump win

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>> He's dismissed climate change as a hoax. Now Donald Trump's election victory has left environmental campaigners on edge. At a climate conference in Morocco leaders are fleshing out the details of last year's Paris agreement which aims to cut emissions and limit rising temperatures. But Reuters Correspondent Alister Doyle says the news of Trump's win has cast a shadow over the event.
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>> Most people have been celebrating in the last week the entry into force of the Paris agreement which happened just last Friday. President Obama called it a historic day. Donald Trump's victory has really stunned people here. People are calling it a dark, dark day, because it threatens global action on climate change.
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>> Trump has said he wants to pull out of the Paris deal and go back to traditional energy production. He's promised to scrap environmental regulations to help revive America's battered coal and oil industries. But the back to basisc approach could see the US left behind.>> China's pushing very quickly towards cleaner energies towards solar power, winde power.
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The European Union says it's going ahead with cuts in greenhouse gas emissions irrespective of what the United States does. Many countries are reaffirming that they will go ahead with this.>> And despite Trump's tough rhetoric, abandoning the Paris deal might prove difficult.>> Many people say that when Donald Trump actually comes into office, he may rethink his opposition to this.
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Of course, he can pull out.>> But it will take four years, according to the text of the agreements from Paris. So he can't immediately pull out of this agreement, but he can start to undo President Barack Obama's plans to restrict emissions from coal fired power plants.>> As the world gets used to the idea of President Trump, there are fears his policies could prompt other nations to rethink their commitments on climate change.