Despite President Trump’s promise to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, the administration has continued to report it annual greenhouse gas emission levels to the United Nations. The U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change mandates that every April affluent nations must report how much carbon pollution they emitted in the previous year. The Trump administration has asked Congress for $8.5 million for the climate data collection for 2018. While this is a positive sign, the fact that Trump has proposed stark budget cuts and staff reductions to climate science programs means U.S. climate data may soon deteriorate in quality and accuracy.
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Trump Retreats from Climate Action at G7 Energy Meeting
Expert BlogHan Chen
President Trump want to roll back international climate action in parallel with his disastrous attempts to roll back domestic climate action.
Why the Paris Agreement Is Good for the United States
Expert BlogHan Chen, Jake Schmidt, Brendan Guy
Local Leaders Defy Trump’s Paris Withdrawal
Expert BlogShelley Poticha
Mayors across the nation are pledging to stand up on the international stage to keep the goals of the historic Paris climate agreement alive.
India Leads on Climate Action as Trump Exits Paris Agreement
Expert BlogAnjali Jaiswal
India—the world’s third-largest emitter of climate-warming greenhouse gases—is showing bold leadership by aggressively moving ahead with climate action and clean energy development that will protect people from climate harm and boost its economy.
Universal Backlash From Leaders on Trump’s Paris Blunder
Expert BlogBrendan Guy
The blowback to President Trump’s announcement to exit the Paris climate agreement came swift and thunderous.