Given President Trump indicated the United States would pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement, Professor Ann Carlson spoke with USA Today
about the message his decision sends and the threat it imposes on also retreating from the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change, the 25-year-old treaty that allowed the deal to happen. "That strikes me as a massively insulting message to the diplomatic community and the global community," Carlson said. "The Trump administration is already annihilating climate policies across the board in a lot of ways. Withdrawing from the (framework convention) would be more serious, and really flipping the bird."