Paris climate deal stronger without U.S., experts say

10 May 2017   Climate

Global climate experts tell a former U.N. news agency the Paris Climate deal might be better off without the United States given the president’s stance on the issue. Photo by Ron Sachs/UPI May 9 (UPI) — The Paris climate agreement may be better without the United States given the president’s skepticism on the issue, international experts said. U.S. President Donald Trump was expected to water down commitments to some of the targets in the global climate pact or pull out of it altogether later this week. As a candidate, the president expressed doubt about climate change, but has offered a fluid stance since taking office in January. Michael Traut, a researcher at the Tyndall Center for Climate Change in the United Kingdom told IRIN , a former U.N. news agency, that leaving the Paris deal might be better than lowering commitments. “There is the risk of rendering the Paris […]

Comments are closed.