Michael Bloomberg

As Trump administration touts coal at U.N. gathering, U.S. cities and states target climate change

As Trump administration touts coal at U.N. gathering, U.S. cities and states target climate change

The sharp political divisions in the United States over climate change spilled over to the outside world at the United Nations conference that will likely be remembered for two rival delegations that showed up from the U.S.

As Trump administration officials attending a U.N. climate change conference in Bonn made headlines for promoting coal as an energy source for the future, an alliance of cities, states, companies and universities from across the United States tacitly usurped the federal government’s role and sought to assure an anxious international community that vast numbers of Americans remain committed to the 2015 Paris accord designed to fight climate change.

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