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Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton warned Tuesday she expects China to become the clean energy superpower of the 21st century because of big investments its government has made in solar, wind and other energy sources.

"Then they're gonna be exporting and they're gonna be controlling that market unless we understand there's a huge economic opportunity that goes hand in hand with climate change," Clinton said in the second part of her interview with Charlie Rose that aired Tuesday.

The former secretary of state called climate change a "consequential crisis to everybody in the world" and criticized advanced economies for failing to work to reverse or pause the Earth's temperature increase until now.

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