Political Science Professor Aseem Prakash and colleague Nives Dolšak interviewed on the MyNorthwest.com web site posit that the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement may have consequences that most do not expect.
Trump’s move will likely serve to embolden a phenomenon of other countries taking the lead on global issues. … China is emerging as one such leader. Europe is also rising to take charge.
Stating that abandoning the Paris Agreement could have little immediate effect internationally or domestically but could, “… provide the precipitating factor, the catalyst that would lead to mobilization (against Trump),” and that the pullback from the Paris Agreement could provide a focal point for opposition to administration environmental policies.
The interview, “UW professor: Trump may have provided focal point for opposition,” appeared on June 7th on the MyNorthwest.com web site.
For the interview on KIRO Radio's Dave Ross show (June 7th), http://kiroradio.com/listen/10019379.