Politics of Climate Change: Climate Scientists React to Donald Trump’s Election

There are many uncertainties about US policies towards climate change following Trump’s election. But the gloomy outlooks among many seem warranted given the President-elect’s comments about pulling the US from the UN’s Paris Agreement on climate change and cutting federal spending on low-carbon energy. His appointment of climate contrarian Myron Ebell to head his EPA transition team is cause for even deeper concern. Carbon Brief has interviewed over 20 of the world’s top climate scientists for their reactions. None are particularly optimistic. Some speculate that although forward progress will be stalled, there will be no major cuts to science funding. Others expect much worse.  Despite voicing major concern, all admit that it is much too early to tell how the administration will act. Click here for the interviews.