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U.S. policy on climate change under Trump: beyond populism and hysteria

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Political Science, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India
  • 2Department of Political Science, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 6, Issue (9), Pages 67-69, September,14 (2017)


The year 2017 saw the Unites States of America welcome its first climate sceptic President in the White house. The worst fears of many came true when President Trump withdrew from the Paris Climate Agreement in June 2017. Many fear that without United States the gains made on the front of climate change could soon unravel. The paper is an attempt to go beyond the hysteria and make an objective analysis of the centrality of U.S. leadership in combating the phenomenon. While also exploring alternate and less talked about dimensions of the U.S. Policy in which Paris deal might not lose as much as many fear and President Trump might not gain as much as he hopes to achieve.


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