The U.S. security community understands that climate change affects what they do, often profoundly. Despite the skeptics in the highest ranks of government, there is quiet and steady progress being made to integrate knowledge about climate change and its impacts into planning and training for future security contingencies.
A Look at Climate Policy Beyond the U.S.
President Donald Trump’s protectionist “America First” trade policy has stoked significant fear about the prospect of a trade war. With temperatures already running high, Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement may be the spark that ignites one. There are four reasons why.
After months of speculation, President Donald Trump announced Thursday his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate change agreement. Now that it is a reality, it is important to understand what this decision will and will not change about global governance on climate change issues.