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Donald Trump helps spur 7,400 cities around the world into action over climate change

More than 7,400 cities and local councils have signed up to a ‘Global Covenant of Mayors’ to fight climate change, galvanised by Donald Trump’s dismissal of scientists’ concerns for the future. The US President has said his country will withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change to the alarm of many other world leaders, including Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, who has promised to confront Mr Trump about the issue at the G20 summit in Germany next week.
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