The US Left The Paris Climate Agreement This Week. Where Does That Leave California?
Nearly 70% of Americans said before the election that climate change is important for them to consider when picking a president, according to a Pew Research Center survey from August. But even with that many registered voters believing in the climate crisis, the United States decision to leave the Paris Climate Agreement officially took effect Wednesday. That decision has potentially huge ramifications for states like California with ambitious climate change goals, says Cara Horowitz, co-director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA.