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.

We thought withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement was supposed to make the United States the world’s biggest environmental nemesis.

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.