The Paris Climate Agreement

The Union of Concerned Scientists weighs in with insights, analysis, and commentary on this landmark global agreement, including President Trump’s announced withdrawal of the US from the accord.

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October 17, 2016 tidal flooding on a sunny day during the "king tides" in Brickell, Miami, FL that peaked at four feet MLLW. Photo: Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 4.0.

Sea Level Rise and High-Tide Flooding Outlook Make It to NOAA’s Climate Update

, climate scientist

On June 15, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) held its Monthly Climate Update press conference, in which it releases the global temperature for the previous month. The big piece of information in this press conference usually comes on the very first slide of their presentation, which includes the measured global temperature for the month, and how much it deviates from the 20th century average of 58.7°F. Read more >

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Americans Deserve Better than the Heartland Institute’s Climate “Experts”

, Research Director, Center for Science and Democracy

Who did President Trump invite to his Paris Climate Agreement announcement? A cadre of industry-tied lobbyists and others who have peddled climate disinformation for years. Read more >

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President Trump, Paris, and ExxonMobil

, director of science & policy

It is remarkable what you can achieve when you set the bar really low.

By announcing his plan to withdraw the United States from participation in the Paris climate accord, shamefully reneging on our nation’s commitment to join with the world community of nations in fighting climate change, President Trump accomplished the striking feat of making appear virtuous and responsible almost every other major entity whose actions have contributed mightily to the problem.

Even ExxonMobil. Read more >

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The sun sets on Paris, where international climate negotiations are set to take place.
Photo: Adrian Scottow

President Trump’s Epic Fail on Paris

, director of strategy & policy

Ignoring the advice of other world leaders, the CEOs of hundreds of major corporations, Pope Francis, and many other important voices, President Trump took an action that jeopardizes the health and prosperity of every American, as well as people all over the world. Read more >

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Photo: UCS/Audrey Eyring

A Shameful Act: President Trump’s Likely Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement

, lead economist and climate policy manager

At a time when the threat posed by unchecked climate change has never been clearer, withdrawing from the Paris Agreement would be painfully hard to comprehend. Read more >

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