Cutting the world’s reliance on coal – the dirtiest fossil fuel – is a priority at the climate change summit in Paris. But it’s controversial in regions that depend on the coal industry. The US state of West Virginia is deeply split on the issue.
For two days, the heart of coal country became the staging ground for the battle over the future of United States energy and environmental policy. It turned out better than many green groups had expected.
The US Environmental Protection Agency head has said the administration will end the climate plan signed by Trump's predecessor. The Clean Power Plan was designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
James Hansen talked to DW about liberal governments that don't act coherently when it comes to global warming – and why they're more dangerous than climate change deniers like US President Donald Trump.
With his latest executive order, President Trump has begun undoing Obama's plan to counter global warming. But climate experts believe the move away from fossil fuels will continue regardless - leaving the US behind.
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