Jones quantifies implications of Trump presidency for the climate
In several interviews with prominent media outlets, Climate Interactive’s Andrew Jones and MIT’s Prof. John Sterman elaborated the potential effect of president-elect Trump pulling out of the Paris climate agreement. As Andrew Jones said, “Pulling out of the Paris agreement matters not just in leadership, but also in a direct impact on the climate.” Based on our analysis of the UN climate pledges, the United States accounts for about 20% of the expected emissions reductions from the Paris agreement, or 22 billion tons of carbon dioxide. Therefore, if the United States pulls out of the Paris agreement or does not fulfill its obligations, then one-fifth of the gains of the agreement could be lost.
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