Are we overreacting to US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate?

SMEA Professor and Associate Director Nives Dolsak, and UW Professor and Director of the Center for Environmental Politics Aseem Prakash recently wrote an article for The Conversation titled, “Are we overreacting to US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate?” In the article Dolsak and Prakash state the President’s withdrawal from the agreement is a symbolic action with little substantive impact on climate mitigation, and as such, it is critical not to overreact and lose sight of domestic issues that could significantly jeopardize future climate policies. They offer examples of climate leaders at the state and city level in places like California and Washington where environmental policy innovation is taking place, as well as some red states, such as Ohio and Kansas, that have become strong supporters of wind energy. Read the full article: https://theconversation.com/are-we-overreacting-to-us-withdrawal-from-the-paris-agreement-on-climate-78741