Jacky Naegelen / REUTERS The Eiffel tower is illuminated in green with the words "Paris Agreement is Done," to celebrate the Paris U.N. COP21 Climate Change agreement in Paris, France, November 2016. 

Is Trump's Paris Withdrawal a Major Climate Setback?

 

 

We at Foreign Affairs have recently published a number of pieces dealing with President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris agreement on climate change. To complement these articles, we decided to ask a broad pool of experts for their take. As with previous surveys, we approached dozens of authorities with deep specialized expertise relevant to the question at hand, together with a few leading generalists in the field. Participants were asked to state whether they agreed or disagreed with a proposition and to rate their confidence level in their opinion; the answers from those who responded are below:

Debate Statement

President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris agreement will have a significant negative impact on global efforts to combat climate change.

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