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UN chief 'sure' Trump will reconsider climate change stance

  • FILE - In this May 31, 2015 file photo, a woman cools herself on a hot summer day in Hyderabad, in the southern Indian state of Telangana.  The U.N. weather agency said on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, that 2016 is set to break the record for the hottest year since measurements began in the 19th century. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A., File)

    FILE - In this May 31, 2015 file photo, a woman cools herself on a hot summer day in Hyderabad, in the southern Indian state of Telangana. The U.N. weather agency said on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, that 2016 is set to break the record for the hottest year since measurements began in the 19th century. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A., File)  (The Associated Press)

  • France's President Francois Hollande for the opening session of the U.N. climate conference in Marrakech, Morocco, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he hopes Donald Trump will shift course on global warming and "understand the seriousness and urgency" of addressing the problem. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

    France's President Francois Hollande for the opening session of the U.N. climate conference in Marrakech, Morocco, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he hopes Donald Trump will shift course on global warming and "understand the seriousness and urgency" of addressing the problem. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)  (The Associated Press)

  • United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks during the opening session of the U.N. climate conference in Marrakech, Morocco, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he hopes Donald Trump will shift course on global warming and "understand the seriousness and urgency" of addressing the problem. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks during the opening session of the U.N. climate conference in Marrakech, Morocco, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he hopes Donald Trump will shift course on global warming and "understand the seriousness and urgency" of addressing the problem. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)  (The Associated Press)

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he hopes Donald Trump will shift course on global warming and "understand the seriousness and urgency" of addressing the problem.

Ban said Tuesday that "as president of the United States I'm sure that he will understand this, he will listen and he will evaluate his campaign remarks."

Trump has called global warming a "hoax" on social media and pledged during his campaign to "cancel" the landmark Paris climate agreement adopted last year.

Speaking to reporters at his last U.N. climate conference as secretary-general, Ban said he's sure the president-elect "will make a good, wise decision and I'm going to discuss this matter more in person."