- The elected US president Donald Trump seems his earlier attitude towards the international climate to soften. Less than a month ago, Trump said he wants as soon as possible withdraw from the international climate, but on Tuesday (local time) he was known to have an 'open mind' about the treaty.
Withdrawal of the United States from climate pact, signed by nearly 200 countries, would be a major setback for international efforts to combat rising temperatures and the extinction of animals and plants. But heat waves, floods and rising sea levels must be limited by the treaty.
Trump seems to steer his election rhetoric considerably. Climate change, he found a few months ago, 'a hoax', but in an interview in the New York Times he says now that he suspects that humans cause global warming.