Reviewing the Spring, 2017 Trump decision to quit the Paris Climate Utopians. 2 of 2: @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

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Reviewing the Spring, 2017 Trump decision to quit the Paris Climate Utopians. 2 of 2: @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

Spring, 2017: The Trump administration is currently facing a major decision—whether to withdraw the United States from the Paris Accords on climate change. The huge multi-national agreement was finalized in the closing weeks of the Obama administration, just days before Trump’s surprise victory in the presidential election. The key commitment made by the United States under the accords is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the next decade by about a quarter of their 2005 rate, with further reductions to come thereafter. But during his campaign, Donald Trump promised to pull out of the accords—and it appears as if he is inclined to honor his campaign promise. The President’s instincts are spot on here…

http://www.hoover.org/research/forget-paris-accords