The United States had the largest decrease in CO2 emissions in the entire world last year.
According to the American Enterprise Institute, it is the ninth time it has happened since 2000.
Chart of the Day: Last year the United States had the largest decline in CO2 emissions *in the entire world* for the 9th time this century. @AEIdeas @Mark_J_Perry https://t.co/BCnKJTirfE pic.twitter.com/8wN5kZJBDK
— AEI (@AEI) July 14, 2018
We thought withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement was supposed to make the United States the world’s biggest environmental nemesis.
That’s very odd, because the United States is also the only country in the world that is not part of the Paris agreement and I was reliably informed that withdrawing from it would destroy civilization. https://t.co/WBivkcrKfD
— James Hasson (@JamesHasson20) July 15, 2018
But wait, Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate deal, how can this be???? https://t.co/HQxViMwhfm
— Marc Thiessen (@marcthiessen) July 15, 2018
I don't hear much about the Paris Climate Accord these days. Why is that? https://t.co/FH5t579WRb
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) July 15, 2018
But but but but…Trump hates the environment and is gutting the EPA!!! https://t.co/lpygnlsMsZ
— Chicks On The Right (@chicksonright) July 15, 2018
One aspect of this chart that stands out is the juxtaposition between the United States’ reduction in CO2 emissions and the dramatic increase by China.
While there are always improvements to be made, this puts into perspective the stark differences between the world’s leading nations and illuminates how the U.S. under Trump is actually doing a good job with environmental issues, despite a constant drumbeat from the Left that Republicans’ energy policy causes widespread death and illness.