Trump gratuitously rejects the Paris Climate Accord

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Author(s) Paul Krugman
Source The Seattle Times
Date June 2, 2017
URL http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/trump-gratuitously-rejects-the-paris-climate-accord/
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Quotes-start.png Don’t tell me that they’re honestly worried about the inherent uncertainty of climate projections. All long-term policy choices must be made in the face of an uncertain future (duh); there’s as much scientific consensus here as you’re ever likely to see on any issue. And in this case, uncertainty arguably strengthens the case for action, because the costs of getting it wrong are asymmetric: Do too much, and we’ve wasted some money; do too little, and we’ve doomed civilization. Quotes-end.png


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This item argues against the position United States was right to withdraw on the topic United States withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.