Emmett Institute Faculty Featured in News Media as Trump Pulls U.S. from Paris Climate Accord

Professors Ann Carlson, Cara Horowitz, Alex Wang and James Salzman of The Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment were all featured in news around the globe offering commentary and analysis in response to President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.  

Professor Ann Carlson, faculty co-director of the Emmett Institute, addressed the United States’ contractual obligations to the Paris Agreement for the next three years, as well as the monetary and business effects of a withdrawal, in a CNBC interview. Carlson also contributed to discussions of the issue for The Washington Post, USA Today, San Diego Union Tribune, Reuters Video, Moyers & Company, Snopes, Trump on Earth and TRT World (Turkish Television). 

Cara Horowitz, co-executive director of the Emmett Institute, was interviewed by Madeleine Brand on KCRW’s Press Play in which she discussed how Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement will leave a gap in the international community that other nations, such as China, will step in to fill. Additionally, Horowitz was interviewed by KCET, KPCC’s “Take Two” and PBS Newshour on California’s on-going leadership role on climate change, and by Voice of America on the ability of states to comply with the Paris Agreement.      

Assistant Professor Alex Wang, commenting in The New York Times, outlined how the United States’ exit from the Paris Agreement will help advance interests within China that are opposed to climate action.  Wang was also interviewed by The Guardian, Vox and in a podcast for CBS Minnesota (06.02.17). 

And Distinguished Professor James Salzman fact-checked Trump’s dubious legal rationale for pulling the U.S. from the Paris Accord in USA Today