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(Caribbean 360 News) WASHINGTON, USA, Monday June 26, 2017 – Acclaimed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking believes that Donald Trump has taken “the most serious and wrong decision on climate change this world has seen”, and top scientists agree, especially with respect to small island states like those in the Caribbean.

Experts say it was already likely that Earth’s temperatures and the world’s seas will keep rising to a point where some island states may not survive the next 100 years.

But they say that if the United States pulls out of the Paris global warming pact and doesn’t follow through on promised cuts in heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions, the likelihood increases.

At the beginning of this month, Trump said he’d withdraw the United States from the climate deal, prompting leaders of vulnerable islands to talk about their future with a mixture of hope, resignation and defiance.

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