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Jay Inslee, Washington governor and Democratic presidential candidate, unveiling part of climate change plan. Jay Inslee, the governor of Washington and a Democratic presidential candidate, unveiling part of his climate change policy at the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant, Washington, May 16, 2019 (AP photo by Susan Walsh).

Can Tariffs and Sanctions Lead to a Better Climate Change Strategy?

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Editor’s Note: Guest columnist Neil Bhatiya is filling in for Kimberly Ann Elliott this week.

A little more than two years since he announced in the Rose Garden that the United States was “getting out” of the Paris climate change agreement, President Donald Trump was in Japan, the sole leader at the G-20 summit to disagree with a modest communique once again committing the international community to taking on climate change. It laid bare America’s isolation under Trump on an issue that much of the world—and indeed more and more of the American public—consider increasingly dire. ...

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