From the Independent - 'California will not retreat, California will not go backwards. Our resolve is stronger than ever before'
"Individual US states have reacted defiantly to the surprise election of climate change denier Donald Trump at the UN summit here in Marrakech, saying they will not allow the federal government to derail the progress they have made towards saving the planet.
California has emerged as a global leader in its own right in terms of tackling climate change, and state officials said on Thursday that the Republican’s victory had made them “more determined than ever” to move forwards on climate action.
The President-elect has previously described man-made global warming as a hoax perpetrated by China, and according to reports his transition team is exploring the quickest way to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement.
And while local actors like California cannot prevent Mr Trump from scrapping American involvement in the landmark accord, through state laws and international collaboration they are already exploring options to limit the damage."
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