The first U.N. climate conference after the Paris Agreement closed Friday with delegates trying to appeal to President Elect Donald Trump to join the battle against global warming and invited him to see its impacts in Pacific islands. Because of the sudden possibility that the U.S. could withdraw from the emissions pact adopted in Paris last year, countries have rallied in support of the deal and said that they would continue to forge ahead no matter what. In this deal more than 190 countries, including the U.S., pledged in the deal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions which are blamed for the rising temperatures, sea levels, worsening droughts and heat waves. President Elect Donald Trump said during his campaign that he would cancel the Paris Agreement and withdraw American tax dollars from U.N. global warming programs.
- Taylor Sikora