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The Economics (and Politics) of Trump's Paris Withdrawal

| June 06, 2017

Making Sen$e

The announcement on June 1 by President Donald Trump that he will withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement was misguided, and the justifications Trump provided were — at best — misleading and, to some degree, simply untruthful. Withdrawing from the Paris agreement will be damaging both to the United States and the world. Sadly, Trump's withdrawal announcement makes clear that the president has little understanding of the nature of the agreement, the process for withdrawal, or the implications of withdrawal for the United States, let alone for the world.

What Does President Trump’s announcement actually mean?

The president's comments were confused and confusing....

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For Academic Citation: Stavins, Robert N.“The Economics (and Politics) of Trump's Paris Withdrawal.” PBS NEWSHOUR, June 6, 2017.

The Author

Robert N. Stavins