McElroy on Impact of Trump Administration on Climate Change

November 16, 2016
McElroy on Impact of Trump Administration on Climate Change

Project Chair Prof. Michael MCELROY and several other Harvard faculty weighed in on the implications that a Trump administration poses for climate change in a recent Harvard Gazette article. 

Prof. McElroy noted that even if the U.S. cedes leadership in climate impact and clean energy technology, “China most likely will continue to reduce its emissions regardless…because Chinese action is driven in part by rampant air pollution that the nation’s leadership has committed to address. The solutions there overlap with those for climate change.” McElroy also discussed prospects for renewable power in the U.S. as well regulation of carbon emissions at lower governmental levels.

 

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