Glee to gloom: Climate and the 'Trump effect'

Global average temperatures risingWhen the world triumphantly celebrated the signing of the landmark Paris climate pact last December, it was hard to imagine that only a year later it might face an existential threat. Then again, who could have predicted at the time that a self-promoting reality TV impressario — and avowed climate sceptic — was months away from capturing the White House? “The Paris Agreement was bound to be tested sooner or later,” said Myles Allen, head of the climate research programme at the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute.

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