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>> After years of scientists sounding the alarm on rising global temperatures and wild unprecedented weather, a growing percentage of Americans see climate change as an imminent threat driven mainly by human activity. That's according to a Reuters Ipsos poll released Thursday that found 35% of US adults see global warming as a threat.
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Up from 24% in 2015. And more than two thirds of those polled want Washington to work with other countries to do something about it.>> We've ended the war on beautiful clean coal.>> The growing public concern is at odds with the President's policy. Reuter's correspondent Maria Caspani explains.
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>> It's been on of Trump's main goals since taking office in 2017. To rollback some Obama-era environmental protections that were meant to push more renewable fuels. And his administration goal is set to bring back and encourage more production of fossil fuels, including crude oil.>> Just this week, a US event in Poland, on the sidelines of climate talk, touted the benefits of burning fossil fuels which outraged many in the crowd.
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>> We want to keep it in the ground. Keep it in the ground.>> Delegates from over 130 countries have met here in hopes of finalizing an accord to curb greenhouse gas emissions. And a rule book to implement the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. Which Trump decided to pull the US out of, saying it would kill American jobs and have no tangible environmental benefit.