Merkel says climate change is 'a fact,' laments US stance

 


BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel took aim Tuesday at U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris accord, calling the move "very regrettable" at a time when the overwhelming majority of countries worldwide are trying to limit global warming.

"We know climate change isn't a matter of faith," she told an international climate meeting in Berlin. "It's a fact."

Trump announced last year that the U.S. will pull out of the accord negotiated by his predecessor unless he can "get a better deal."

Merkel said Germany remains committed to the Paris climate accord fightin...



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