So what happens now? Quite simply, American democracy kicks into gear. In the coming days, an unprecedented coalition of business, private finance, state and local officials, and academic and civil society institutions, will be declaring their intentions and commitments to move the United States forward, with or without the president. While some of these actors have been mobilized in support of Paris for some time, the coalition has been supercharged by the precipitous withdrawal of the federal government. In this regard President Trump may have unwittingly done more to advance the scale, scope and speed of the inevitable transition to a cleaner, lower carbon U.S. economy.