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Donald Trump has slammed anti-Democratic Joe Biden’s plans to tackle climate change. (AFP)

New Delhi:

US President Donald Trump today called the air in India, China and Russia “dirty” because he defended his decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, saying the United States would become a non-competitive country.

“Look at China, how dirty it is,” he said. Look at Russia. Look at India. The air is dirty. I walked out of the Paris Agreement because we had to spend billions of dollars and we were treated very unfairly. ” A debate with Joe Biden, a challenger to the Democratic White House.

“I will not sacrifice millions of jobs … thousands of companies because of the Paris Agreement. It is very unfair,” he said during a televised debate, adding that the two candidates had avoided shaking hands because of security risks.

Congress leader Kapil Sibal used the US president’s remarks to take a look at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who often called Trump a “friend”.

In 2017, Trump pulled the United States out of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, a global agreement in which President Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, played a key role. The Paris Climate Agreement aims to keep global warming below two degrees Celsius.

Trump’s remarks come just days before Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Asper arrive in New Delhi for talks to boost the growing US-India partnership.

The US president has repeatedly accused countries like India and China of not doing enough to tackle climate change.

According to Global Carbon Project estimates published in December, 2018, India is the fourth highest carbon dioxide in the world, accounting for 7% of global emissions in 2017.

It states that in 2017, the top four emitters, which cover 58 percent of global emissions, include China (27 percent), the United States (15 percent), the European Union (10 percent) and India (7 percent). Were. .

With inputs from agencies

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