Is Trump's Paris Withdrawal a Major Climate Setback?

Foreign Affairs Asks the Experts

 

 

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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