France's Fabius confused by Trump statements on climate

STOCKHOLM (AP) " Former French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who presided over key climate talks in Paris last year, says he doesn't know what to make of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's contradictory statements on global warming.

Before the election Trump called global warming a hoax and said he would "cancel" the Paris Agreement, adopted last December in the French capital. Fabius called those remarks "shocking."

But in statements Tuesday to The New York Times, Trump said he believes "there is some connectivity" between human activity and climate change and that he has an "open mind" about whether or not to withdraw from the Paris deal.

"Is this pragmatism? Is it cynicism? Is it discovery? I don't know. We have to wait," Fabius told news agency NTB during a visit to Norway on Wednesday.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter

SIGN UP NOW

© Copyright 2017, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production bpcf03 at 21 Jan 2017 17:18:28 Processing Time: 436ms