News Digest Item
20 Jan 2017

“Scenario crazy”

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Many climate scientists are worried that incoming US President Donald Trump’s administration will confound international negotiations, Michael Bauchmüller writes in Süddeutsche Zeitung. “There’s either a scenario Bush or a scenario crazy in store for US climate policy,” climate expert Susanne Dröge from the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) told the newspaper. According to Dröge, a scenario Bush would not mean that there suddenly are environmentalists in charge of the US administration, but it was also unlikely that the country would sabotage international climate diplomacy. “Scenario crazy, on the other hand, means only those negotiators would get appointed who try to block all talks,” she explains. Climate activists could only hope that businessman Trump will understand that for the US there is also money to be made with an eco-friendly transition, Bauchmüller writes.

Read the article in German here.

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