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A Shift in the Climate

How much can the Trump administration impact efforts to slow climate change? The New York Times has an interactive visualization of plans to meet Paris Accord levels by 2025 and which ones can be weakened or abandoned by Trump.

Even without government action, market forces are making the economy less carbon-intensive. Yale Environment 360 says that, Trump’s campaign promises notwithstanding, coal jobs are not coming back to West Virginia.

Businesses could benefit in the short term from a hands-off approach to climate change, but many are taking a longer view. More than 350 companies signed a pledge supporting the Paris Accord. According to the Wall Street Journal, “[M]any big corporations appear to see the transition to less carbon-intensive energy as a foregone conclusion—and ultimately good for business.”