Following President Donald Trump’s announcement to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, many US states, cities and organizations pledged their own actions on climate change. But can they implement the Paris climate agreement goals without federal government backing? Citing experts and drawing from some of the most recent climate data, journalist Warren Cornwall explains that reaching the Paris goals will not be possible if the Trump administration pursues policies that contradict them. getAbstract recommends this article to anyone interested in climate change.
In this summary, you will learn
- How individual US states and cities reacted to President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement,
- Why the United States is unlikely to reach its 2025 emissions targets and
- What it will take for the United States to reach the Paris goals.
About the Author
Warren Cornwall is a freelance journalist in Washington state.