It’s Time for America's Own Paris Agreement

David M. Hart March 1, 2017
March 1, 2017

Although President Trump has denied that climate change is even a problem, his ostrich-like position might ultimately be a blessing in disguise because a bottom-up approach, which thrives on buy-in close to home, may be more politically sustainable than the one-size-fits-all top-down approach, however well-intentioned it may have been, writes David Hart in the Austin American-Statesman. Just as the countries of the world got together in Paris, France, in 2016 to negotiate an agreement of this nature to reduce the pollution that is driving climate change, it’s time for the states of the United States to negotiate their own agreement with the same goal. Why not host the kickoff meeting for these negotiations in Paris, Texas?