What Is To Be Done?
Trump and Ecomodernism
This is the space where I am supposed to write about what a Trump Presidency might portend for climate, energy and the environment. At present, I don’t believe I can in good faith do so.
Our view at Breakthrough remains that macro-economic conditions, technological change, and public investment in innovation and infrastructure are the primary determinants of global emissions. At least insofar as climate change is concerned, a Trump Presidency may not be much worse than a Clinton Presidency would have been, for the simple reason that explicit climate policy has had little impact upon the trajectory of emissions pretty much anywhere in the world.