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Kerry: 'Overwhelming majority' in US back Paris climate deal

  • US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks, during a Major Economies Forum meeting at the COP22 climate change conference in Marrakech, Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016. (Mark Ralston, Pool Photo via AP)

    US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks, during a Major Economies Forum meeting at the COP22 climate change conference in Marrakech, Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016. (Mark Ralston, Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks, during a Major Economies Forum meeting at the COP22 climate change conference in Marrakech, Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016. (Mark Ralston, Pool Photo via AP)

    US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks, during a Major Economies Forum meeting at the COP22 climate change conference in Marrakech, Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016. (Mark Ralston, Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • US Secretary of State John Kerry, right, talks with former Moroccan ambassador to the US Aziz Mekouar, during a Major Economies Forum meeting at the COP22 climate change conference in Marrakech, Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016. (Mark Ralston, Pool Photo via AP)

    US Secretary of State John Kerry, right, talks with former Moroccan ambassador to the US Aziz Mekouar, during a Major Economies Forum meeting at the COP22 climate change conference in Marrakech, Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016. (Mark Ralston, Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says an "overwhelming majority" of Americans know that climate change is happening and want the U.S. to honor its commitments under the Paris climate agreement.

Speaking at a U.N. climate conference in Marrakech, Kerry praised the Paris deal as a framework that is "built to last."

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has called global warming a "hoax" and pledged during the campaign to "cancel" the Paris deal aimed at fighting climate change.