“The politics of climate change remains too shallow and weak even to turn this agreement into real change. All the action now returns to the 188 countries that, in theory, are now going to cut their carbon emissions.”
Sanford School professor Bruce Jentleson discusses whether the president is succeeding in assuaging Americans' fears.
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Duke professors call the rhetoric in this year’s presidential campaign extreme, in large part because of Donald Trump. “Unfortunately, this behavior tends to induce a race to the bottom, where other candidates, not wanting to be shut out from media attention, try to match or one-up his positions,” says political scientist David Siegel.
"America's gun violence problem actually is producing policy reform" on the state level, although it has received little attention in the national media.
At the Paris climate talks, where ministers are hammering out an international deal to curb climate change, two huge debates remain unresolved: the long-term global warming target and the amount and nature of finance that will flow to poor countries.