Trump isolated on climate as world works on fossil fuel limits

Countries from Europe, Asia, and even the Middle East are pursuing a revolution in the energy industry to promote renewables. US President-elect Donald Trump may be alone in his disdain for the fight against global warning.

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Donald Trump's opposition to the fight against global warming could leave the US stuck in the past as countries from Europe, Asia, and even the Middle East pursue an energy revolution in which renewables offer a better bang for their buck.

While Trump has promised to "cancel" the Paris deal and stimulate coal production once he takes over as US president in January, others including the European Union, China, and Saudi Arabia are vowing to press ahead with actions that will support renewable energy at the expense of fossil fuels.

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