U.S. Diplomat Steps Down and China Steps Up, After U.S. Withdrawal From Paris Deal

Kaela Cote-Stemmermann (SCR’ 18) David H. Rank, the chargé d’affaires at the American Embassy in Beijing, announced his resignation on June 5, 2015. He cited his opposition to the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement as reasoning for his resignation. The Paris agreement, otherwise known as the Paris Climate Accord, is an…

The Conservative Case for Carbon Dividends

By James Dail PO ’20 A new faction has emerged within the Republican Party that has put its unique stamp on a solution for climate change. Former US Secretary of State James Baker, combined with seven other politicians and economists, proposed a carbon tax that would replace the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan, which forced…