Real world headwinds for Trump climate change policy

By Joseph E. Aldy, November 2, 2017

It has now been 12 months since Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, a man who as a candidate for the job called the scientific evidence for climate change “a hoax,” vowed to deregulate the American economy from what he considered to be onerous oversight, and bring back jobs that he claimed were lost as a result of the effort to combat the rise in global atmospheric temperatures. So, now is a good time to examine the president’s words and deeds regarding climate change – a sort of first-year job performance review or report card.

As the coronavirus crisis shows, we need science now more than ever.

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