A commitment to research and development of green energy is what the planet now needs from world leaders, much more than bravado.
The coal industry decline on the one hand and the development of renewables on the other will ... march onward — to the beat of business.
Trump is more worried about the temperature of public opinion than the temperature of the planet
Washington will provide the power to lead the world backward.
International agreements and trust are a two-way street used by Europe for many years to move in only one direction.
The world is not going to stop so that Trump can get off; but if he wants to do so, inertia will slam into him.
Trump can indeed unravel existing and planned clean energy legislation, and that could mean it will not meet its emissions reductions commitments; but the rest of the world will look beyond this to the next presidency.