University presidents vow to abide by Paris accord on Climate Change that President Trump just pulled America out of. Maybe they can move to Paris to abide by it.
“At most of the nearly 120 colleges and universities whose presidents had signed a pledge Friday to meet the goals laid out in the Paris Climate Agreement, the signatures won’t lead to a sea change,” Nell Gluckman and Clara Turnage reported in The Chronicle of Higher Education. “These are institutions, by and large, that have already committed to reduce their carbon footprint.”
“But in joining a coalition of business leaders, mayors, and governors set on helping the United States meet international targets for greenhouse-gas emissions, the institutions are attempting to send a clear message: Now that President Trump has pulled the United States out of the climate accord, we’ll fill a leadership void on a global issue.”