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Sunday 20 of June 2021

France's Hollande Calls Paris Climate Deal 'Irreversible'


A woman cools herself on a hot summer day in Hyderabad, in the southern Indian state of Telangana. Scientists said that 2016 will be the hottest year ever recorded,photo: AP/Mahesh Kumar
A woman cools herself on a hot summer day in Hyderabad, in the southern Indian state of Telangana. Scientists said that 2016 will be the hottest year ever recorded,photo: AP/Mahesh Kumar
The French president says he "demands" U.S. involvement

MARRAKECH, Morocco – French President François Hollande says the Paris deal to fight climate change is “irreversible” and says the United States must respect the decision by the Obama administration to join the deal.

Hollande said France will hold a respectful dialogue with President-elect Donald Trump on climate change, but also says he “demands” U.S. involvement on behalf of the more than 100 countries that have ratified the deal.

Trump has called global warming a “hoax” and pledged during his campaign to “cancel” the landmark Paris climate agreement.

KARL RITTER