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    Trump calls India, China's air 'filthy' in last presidential debate

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    "Look at China, how filthy it is. Look at Russia, look at India -- it's filthy. The air is filthy," Trump said at the debate in Nashville.

    US Presidential Debate: Donald Trump calls India, China air 'filthy'
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    NASHVILLE: US President Donald Trump on Thursday described the air in India and China as "filthy" as he denounced Democratic rival Joe Biden's plans to tackle climate change.

    At their second and final presidential debate, Trump renewed his criticism that action on climate change was unfair to the United States.

    "Look at China, how filthy it is. Look at Russia, look at India -- it's filthy. The air is filthy," Trump said at the debate in Nashville.

    Trump charged that Biden's climate plan was an "economic disaster" for oil states such as Texas and Oklahoma.

    Biden said that climate change is "an existential threat to humanity. We have a moral obligation to deal with it."

    "We're going to pass the point of no return within the next eight to 10 years," he said.

    The planet has already warmed by around one degree Celsius (34 degrees Fahrenheit) from pre-industrial levels, enough to boost the intensity of deadly heat waves, droughts and tropical storms.

    Trump has pulled the United States out of the Paris climate accord, which aims to cap global warming "well below" two degrees Celsius.

    Trump's remarks come days before Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper visit New Delhi for talks on building the growing US-India partnership.

    At the first presidential debate, Trump also spoke critically of India, questioning its coronavirus data amid criticism of Trump's handling of the pandemic.
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    4 Comments on this Story

    Omprakash Sharan32 days ago
    Mr. Trump you have never looked inside the wrong you are committing , US has polluted the environment badly and it is hidhest , US has not paid the charges for it's high % pollution.
    aaaa bbbb33 days ago
    You create wild fires on your forests in the name of having parties to reveal a gender of an unborn child. Your states and cities have an orange sky and you after visiting once to My country call it filthy? Dont make comments based on a seasonal, foggy portion a land in my country being polluted Mr.Trump. The disappointing factor is Indians agreeing to it based on the pollution news we hear and read based on Delhi alone!
    Narayan Goud Shagan34 days ago
    What's more Proof than Delhi's Filthy Air.
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