We Can Cut Carbon Emissions, Trump or No Trump

David M. Hart May 26, 2017
May 26, 2017

While President Trump ponders withdrawing from the global agreement to avoid the worst effects of global warming, states and localities are sending a powerful signal to the world: It is only the U.S. government that is shrinking from this challenge, not the American people, write David Hart and Chad Smith in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. But state and local commitments to cut emissions can have a much greater impact if they are broadcast to the world and validated through the mechanisms created by the Paris Agreement.