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Paris and Pittsburgh, pesticides in Indonesia: When none is best

Jakarta | Wed, June 14, 2017 | 11:58 am
Paris and Pittsburgh, pesticides in Indonesia: When none is best Climate impact – A farmer takes a look at the condition of soil in his paddy field, which goes dry due to a long drought, in Cot Trieng village, Muara Satu, Lhokseumawe, Aceh, on Oct.16. (Antara/Rahmad)

PREMIUM Donald Trump famously said, “I was elected to represent the people of Pittsburgh, not Paris,” when he announced the withdrawal by the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement (PCA). Pittsburgh is a city in the Rust Belt, which suffered from economic decline due to deindustrialization. It was purportedly the Rust Belt that paved Trump’s path to the presidency.

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