Isolated US lashes out at climate critics

Isolated US lashes out at climate criticsThe White House hit back Friday at criticism of Donald Trump’s decision to scrap a major global climate deal, accusing Europe of trying to “shackle” the US economy and refusing to acknowledge climate change is real. With the United States virtually isolated on the world stage, a string of administration officials went on the offensive Friday to justify the Republican president’s decision to abandon the 195-nation Paris deal curbing global emissions. Trump’s top climate advisor Scott Pruitt was indignant: “The world applauded when we joined Paris.

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