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Chapter 57: Trump's Paris Agreement Pull-Out: Masterstroke or Farce?
Trump's Paris Agreement Pull-Out: Masterstroke or Farce?
On 1 June 2017, US President Donald Trump announced that the USA would cease all participation in the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change mitigation. After the exit of the USA, the remaining countries seem to have closed ranks and vowed to continue. Was Trump's exit, then, a masterstroke that allowed him to act a free rider while other countries bore the burden of climate change mitigation?103
The US exit from the Paris Agreement has been greeted with howls of protest. The remaining signatories have registered their righteous indignation and vowed to press on. Unwittingly, they may have vindicated President Donald Trump's stand.
A reduced level of greenhouse gases falls under the category ...