HHH Prof. Chan: US stance on climate change & global response

From MPR http://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/28/economics-not-epa-drive-down-power-plant-emissions-in-minnesota: 

But it's still an open question whether this economic reality or Trump's rhetoric about bringing back coal will be the message received by nations around the world.

"A lot of it is about norms and being symbolic, and having something credible behind it," said Gabe Chan, a professor at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs who has been observing the international negotiations around climate change.

"Certainly in the countries of the world where global emissions are rising fastest, it really matters how those countries perceive the kinds of action the U.S. is taking," he said. "When the administration comes forward and talks about climate change like the science is uncertain, I think it makes it a lot harder for those countries to build the domestic case to do anything there."

Crossposted from Humphrey Herald:
Reaction to President Trump’s Actions on Climate Change
The President's actions to roll back climate protections are sending a signal to other countries that they don't have to worry about climate change either, according to Humphrey School expert Gabe Chan. He spoke to MPR News.
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