Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Germany: Climate Will Last Longer Than Trump Presidency

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Germany: Climate Will Last Longer Than Trump Presidency

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SAN FRANCISCO * Threatened as it is, the Earth's climate will survive longer than Donald Trump's presidency, Germany's environment minister said Friday.

The U.S. Constitution dictates no more than two terms, federal environmental minister Barbara Hendricks noted to reporters at a San Francisco news conference alongside California Gov. Jerry Brown.

"So that's eight years," Hendricks said. "I think the climate is going to survive this."

The German official's trip to California to talk climate efforts with Brown demonstrates determination of some U.S. governors, some 200 U.S. mayors, business leaders and others to keep cutting Americans' output of climate-changing emissions from fossil fuels, Brown said.

That is despite Trump's announcement last week that he would pull the country out of the 2015 Paris global accord. …

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