Media outlets are speculating on what might become of US climate policies in the face of Trump and have called on us to run the numbers on different scenarios.
The latest burst of stories has surrounded news that senior Trump officials are going to hold a meeting to settle the administration’s position on the Paris Agreement. There appears to be debate among senior White House advisors about whether to stick with the Paris Agreement or not. The debate among these advisers appears centered around whether multinational fossil fuel interests can count on having their interests represented by the US in the climate talks or not, while discussion about protecting US populations (and others) from climate change appears absent.
Details of the analysis we are pulling from for the majority of our briefings with press can be found here.
Coverage with our work includes:
- Washington Post: Top Trump Advisers at Odds Over Paris Climate Deal (April 19, 2017)
- BuzzFeed: Here’s Why Trump Probably Won’t Ditch The Paris Climate Deal (April 18, 2017)
- LA Times: Trump is Creating a Void on Climate Change. Can California Persuade Other States to Help Fill it? (April 15, 2017)
- Axios: Mind the Gap (March 30, 2017)
- New York Times: Trump’s Executive Order Pushes the U.S. Climate Pledge Further Out of Reach (March 28, 2017)
- Huffington Post: Donald Trump’s Disastrous Plan To Derail U.S. Climate Action (March 28, 2017)
Visualization from LA Times: