US ELECTIONS AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Kelly Stone, ActionAid policy analyst, speaking at the UN climate talks in Morocco said in response to the election result in the USA

“Climate change is already having major impacts on the lives of millions of people in the United States and around the world. Droughts, flooding and other types of extreme weather events are becoming stronger and more frequent, and the U.S. is not immune. This is a global crisis that President-elect Trump will have to address.

“The U.S. has joined the Paris Agreement and must continue to meet its climate obligations. Leaving this important international agreement will damage our credibility with important overseas partners and would be a major setback in the fight against climate change.