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As US cedes leadership on climate, China steps up

Clip: 02/03/2019 | 4m 51s

Since taking office, President Trump has withdrawn the U.S. from the Paris accord, questioned climate science, and sought cuts to clean energy research. Meanwhile, China has become the world's biggest investor in green technology. In a new book, "Will China Save the Planet?" Natural Resources Defense Council's Barbara Finamore argues China could become the world's next leader climate change.

Aired: 02/03/19

Rating: NR

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