Thursday, 10 November 2016

What it would really mean if Trump pulls the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement

Washington Post

After Tuesday’s U.S. election upset, climate change watchers and wonks are scrambling to assess what it would really mean if Donald Trump, true to his word, ditches or simply fails to participate in the Paris climate change agreement (which he could do through a variety of mechanisms). And it does indeed appear that the consequences for international diplomacy, and for the planet, would be considerable. Story here.

President Trump means we can’t escape a dangerously warmer world

Scientific American

Is there anything positive to say on the climate front after the US election result? Well, the rest of the world may finally get serious about preparing for a world more than 3 oC warmer, because make no mistake that is where we are heading. Story here.