COMMENTARY: Trump used our research to justify pulling out of the Paris agreement. He got it wrong.

 

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Photo: April 14, 2016 – WASHINGTON DC., 2016 World Bank / IMF Spring Meetings. Turning the Paris Climate Agreement into Action. A high-level panel address their commitments to move from the Paris Agreement to implementation. (World Bank)

June 8, 2017
CONTACT: Mark Dwortzan (dwortzan)

Commentary MIT Joint Program in News & Media

Trump used our research to justify pulling out of the Paris Agreement. He got it wrong.
His administration cherry-picked my group’s findings to help make their case.

By John Reilly, co-director of the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change

Washington Post, June 8, 2017—As scientists concerned with the very real impact of human activity on climate, my colleagues and I certainly hope our research reaches policymakers at the highest levels of government — which, apparently, it did, when White House officials cited our work to justify President Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord.

Unfortunately, they got it wrong.

…(read more).

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