Trump threatens to end US effort against climate change

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President-elect Donald Trump pauses as he waits to be introduced on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington, for his inauguration ceremony as the 45th president of the United States. (Win McNamee/Pool Photo via AP)

The United State’s leading role in the global fight against climate change may reach a turning point under the Trump presidency. The new commander-in-chief has threatened to withdraw funding to U.N. global warming programs, and withdraw from the landmark Paris Climate Deal. CGTN’s correspondent Liling Tan looks at what’s at stake for the United Nations, and for the United States.

Trump threatens to end US effort against climate change

Trump threatens to end US effort against climate change

The United State's leading role in the global fight against climate change may reach a turning point under the Trump presidency. The new commander-in-chief has threatened to withdraw funding to U.N. global warming programs, and withdraw from the landmark Paris Climate Deal. CGTN's correspondent Liling Tan looks at what's at stake for the United Nations, AND for the United States.