The Economic Cost Of Leaving The Paris Climate Agreement | Here & Now

May 31, 2017Updated 5/31/2017 11:26 AM

President Trump addresses U.S. military troops and their families at the Sigonella Naval Air Station, in Sigonella, Italy, Saturday, May 27, 2017. (Luca Bruno/AP)

President Trump will reportedly pull the United States out of the 195-country Paris Agreement on climate change. Trump has argued that the agreement would cost the country trillions and put factories at risk.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson explores the economic impact of both staying in and leaving the accord with Roberton Williams (@Roberton3Will), director of academic programs for Resources for the Future, a nonpartisan group that studied the deal.

This segment aired on May 31, 2017. Audio will be available soon.

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