Carbon Dioxide Greenhouse Gas Emissions Are Falling Under Trump

Pixabay
image_pdfimage_print

New reports show that even though President Trump is removing Obama’s climate policies, greenhouse gas emissions in the US still dropped, due to the falling cost of fracked natural gas. Carbon dioxide emissions in the US fell by 42 million tons in 2017 compared with 2016.  In contrast, emissions are rising in Europe and much of the rest of the world. According to the BP data, Europe’s carbon dioxide emissions rose 92 million tons, or 2.5%. China, the world’s biggest polluter, had an increase of 119 million tons, or 1.6%. Canada’s rose 3.4%.

Environmental data for 2017 are pouring in, and the results might not be what you’d expect.

In the United States, where President Trump has promised to unshackle the coal industry and to abandon an international climate change treaty, greenhouse-gas emissions fell last year and are expected to continue falling.

In Europe, where political leaders consider climate change an urgent priority, emissions rose last year.

In the United States, a report released last week by the Rhodium Group says that even though Trump “continues to unravel Obama-era climate and clean energy policies,” falling costs of renewable energy and natural gas are “keeping U.S. greenhouse gas emissions on the downswing.”

The latest government data show emissions have fallen 12 percent from 2005 to 2016. The Rhodium Group report estimates that by 2020, emissions will have fallen between 15 percent and 17 percent compared with 2005 levels.

Private-sector data is also lending support to the view that American emissions are still falling. An estimate by BP, released last month, shows U.S. carbon dioxide emissions in 2017 fell by 42 million tons compared with the previous year—a bigger drop than any other country—equaling a reduction of 0.5 percent in the first year of the Trump presidency.

Read full article here…

Related Post

Visit our Classified ads.

Check out our Classified ads at the bottom of this page.

Recent stories & commentary

Kakistocracy

Tucker Carlson Describes Trump’s Expression of Faith in US Intelligence Agencies as a ‘Hostage Tape’

July 20, 2018 Fox News 0

Tucker Carlson called Trump’s capitulation to the intelligence community’s line that Russia is a major threat a ‘hostage tape.’ Tucker then gave examples of how US intelligence agencies, the deep state, and NGOs, have kept America in wars for the past 20 years, including the invasion of Iraq, the killing of Libyan President Moamar Gadhafi, and the prolonged Syrian war that led to open borders in Europe. […]

Politics

New TV Series Pranks Celebrities into Making Outrageous Statements

July 19, 2018 Youtube 1

In a new TV series on Showtime, Sacha Baron Cohen poses as a TV journalist or film producer and, in that disguise, lures celebrities into making outrageous statements on camera or endorsing outrageous proposals. Famous figures caught in the trap include former Congressman Joe Walsh, Senator Bernie Sanders, Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, former VP Dick Cheney, and Larry Pratt, former head of Gun Owners of America. Cheney was given a waterboard to sign and actually did it. In two episodes, Cohen posed as a gun-rights advocate from Israel who wanted to interview Walsh and Pratt on the advantages of teaching gun safety and shooting skills to children as well as adults. Not suspecting that they were being lured into a trap, they both concurred with Cohen’s suggestion that kids are never too young to learn these things. When he said they should be taught starting at sixteen all the way down to three, they foolishly agreed. From that moment, forward, the thrust of the episode was that these men want to give loaded guns to three-year-olds. […]

Uncategorized

London’s Metropolitan Police Failed to Record 100,000 Crimes, Including Rape

July 18, 2018 Breitbart 0

A police watchdog group reported that police officers in London often failed to record crimes, including domestic abuse and violence when they occurred alongside other crimes.  Almost one in ten sexual offense crimes, including rape, were not recorded.  They also neglected to record some low-level crimes.  More than half of people in the UK have lost confidence in the police.  Meanwhile, hate crimes are rigorously investigated, and a George Soros-linked NGO is working with police to fund enforcement for hate crime laws. […]

Money

Las Vegas: MGM Sues Victims of Mass Shootings and Denies Responsibility!

July 18, 2018 ZeroHedge 0

MGM is claiming that a 2002 federal law extends liability protection to any company that uses ‘anti-terrorism’ technology or services that can prevent and respond to mass violence, and MGM hired security for the concert that was certified by the Department of Homeland Security.  A victims’ attorney says that only the security company is protected from liability under the federal law and MGM is still on the hook for liability.  […]

Uncategorized

Unmasked: Matt Rivitz, Founder of Sleeping Giants, Organized Social Media Mobs Against Breitbart and Other Conservatives

July 17, 2018 Daily Caller 0

Sleeping Giants organized campaigns on social media and through leftist media outlets to apply pressure against advertisers who support conservatives until they pull their ads.  Breitbart lost 90% of its advertisers in ​two​ months.  ​It is ironic that the agents in Sleeping Giants, who are linked to the advertising industry, want to keep their identities hidden to ​prevent counter-boycotts against their own clients. […]

Classifieds

For classified advertising rates and terms, click here. The appearance of ads on this site does not signify endorsement by the publisher. We do not attempt to verify the accuracy of statements made therein or vouch for the integrity of advertisers. However, we will investigate complaints from readers and remove any message we find to be misleading or that promotes anything fraudulent, illegal, or unethical.

For Sale

Offline is a documentary on the inevitability of the Earth being slammed by a mega solar flare – not the common type that interrupts communications and creates a light show in the Northern skies – but the big brothers thousands of times more powerful. These monsters deliver enough energy to blow apart the master transformers that supply the planet’s energy grids. When that happens, the lights go out for longer than anyone wants to think about. These X-Class solar storms hit the Earth every 150 years, on average. The last one arrived 156 years ago. We are overdue (More)

 


Ten Days at Jekyll Island, a novel by Patrea Patrick, tells the true story of a secret meeting held in November of 1910 on a privately owned resort island, the outcome of which drastically changed the world. It was at this meeting that a banking cartel was forged; a cartel that, three years later, would be issued a government charter to do business as The United States Federal Reserve System. You will discover why secrecy was essential. Based on historical documentation from The Creature from Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin. (More)

 


Titanic: A Perfect Crime, a novel by Patrea Patrick, explores little known facts of that famous tragedy and provides jaw-dropping insights to new discoveries that came with the finding of the 100-year-old ship wreck. The book’s scenario of what really happened that fateful night is amazingly consistent with the historical record. No other theory explains so many parts of the mystery. (More)

 

 

 


1
Leave a Reply

avatar
1 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
1 Comment authors
Boomer Lady Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Boomer Lady
Guest
Boomer Lady

The earth has been low on oxygen for decades, so this is actually very bad news that CO2 levels have gone down so much. Carbon dioxide uses plants thru photosynthesis to create oxygen. It hasn’t anything to do with Climate Change. Maybe scientists have it confused with Carbon Monoxide.