U.S. to push ahead on climate pact before Trump takes over: Kerry

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talks with New Zealand scientist Dunbar at the New Zealand run Scott Base in AntarcticaBy Charlotte Greenfield WELLINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday the Obama administration would do everything it could to implement a global agreement to combat climate change before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. Kerry made the comments during a visit to New Zealand just before setting off to Marrakesh, Morocco to take part in climate talks between 200 nations. Donald Trump, who calls global warming a hoax and has promised to quit the Paris Agreement, was considering ways to bypass a theoretical four-year procedure for leaving the accord, according to a source on Trump’s transition team.

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