told an audience in London Monday that the election of Donald Trump would likely lead to doom and gloom for the deal forged in December.One of the lead authors of the Paris climate summit agreement
The U.S. presidential election has weighed heavily on the hearts and minds of the architects of the climate summit, and many fear a Trump presidency would spell the end for the measure aiming to regulate global carbon emissions.
“Think about the impact of the coming U.S. presidential elections,” French foreign minister Laurent Fabius, said at the meeting. “If a climate change denier was to be elected, it would threaten dramatically global action against climate disruption.”
“We must not think that everything is settled,” he added.
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee has on several occasions mocked and criticized both President Barack Obama’s approval of the initiative, as well as those who have pointed to the agreement as a solution to global warming.
Obama promised to sign the agreement in April without the approval of the Congress.