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Saturday, 08 July 2017 11:29

G20 leaders make point to single out US rejection of climate deal

Written by  Isabel Vincent

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says 19 members of the Group of 20 have reaffirmed the Paris climate accord as “irreversible.”

Merkel said Saturday that the summit’s final statement “takes account” of the U.S.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says 19 members of the Group of 20 have reaffirmed the Paris climate accord as “irreversible.”

Merkel said Saturday that the summit’s final statement “takes account” of the U.S. position rejecting the climate deal.

That leaves the United States as the odd one out after President Donald Trump announced his intent to withdraw the U.S. from the agreement. The Paris accord aims to lower emissions of the greenhouse gases scientists say cause global warming.

Merkel called the U.S. position “regrettable.”

Officials did reach a common statement including Trump about the other contentious issue at the summit, trade.

The statement retains the G-20′s longstanding rejection of protectionism. But it also acknowledged that trade must be mutually beneficial and that countries can use “legitimate” trade defenses to protect workers and industries against being taken advantage of by trade partners.

Last modified on Saturday, 08 July 2017 23:10

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The US is the leader of the "free world", which is not so free anymore, except here in the US and that is fading fast. Of course, the US stands alone against the socialist plot known as "climate change". All the believers of the nonsense that human beings are responsible for climate change are just plain wrong. So excuse us if we reject their socialist plot and go our own way. Unlike you, we are not trying to force our will upon others.

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The non-existent Global Warming is a scam to make us pay a carbon tax. Pure bullshit.

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(Updated: July 09, 2017)

Merkel has lost a lot of credibility with a lot of people as she sits back (like obama) and allows women in Germany to suffer violence at the hands of muslim immigrants. Didn't she recently offer money to muslim countries to take them back??
That climate deal was no deal and obama sold us out without benefit of congressional representation. Go away. US is no longer obama's patsy to the world.

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Well when your the smart one in the room all the dummies single you out because you stand out!

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GEE Whiz, could it be that they were all looking forward to gettingthe 300 BILLION F N DOLLARS that ODUMMY and KERRY decided we should pay???!!! I say that when China gets to bring their emissions down in 30 F N YEARS then we do it as well!!

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If there was truth in "global warming'" and man's contribution to it the US would be in. It is based on false science and it was used for ill-gotten gains.

The US needs to stay out of unequal trades, PERIOD. For too long other nations have taken advantage of the US in this area. The NATO nations need to pay their fair share which for most of NATO lifetime has not happened.

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We don't have a problem with Europe, etc, doing what they think needs doing, but they want America to pay their way, just like always.

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