Why Climate Progress Is Still Possible During the Trump Presidency

Mark Muro: “Without minimizing the gravity of the current moment, there are several solid (and not just wishful) reasons for maintaining some hope that progress can be maintained on the path of decarbonizing the economy and reducing the most devastating consequences of global warming. In this regard, many of the forces that have been most strongly shaping emissions outcomes in recent years remain beyond Trump’s reach and beyond the rules and stances of the U.S. federal government.”

“In keeping with that, here are three solid truths about where progress has been coming from thus far that point to genuine sources of consolation about further progress and priorities for the next stage:”

“States and cities will continue to lead… Technology change and market forces will continue to drive gains… Private finance will continue to drive the transition to a low-carbon economy.”

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