U.S. Carbon Emissions Rise Sharply In 2018
AFTER THREE YEARS OF DECLINE, CARBON EMISSIONS ROSE SHARPLY IN THE US IN 2018
(CNN) – Carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. rose sharply in 2018 after declining for three years.
Those emissions jumped by 3.4% last year.
That’s according to a preliminary analysis of power generation data by the Rhodium Group, an independent economic policy research provider.
The increase marks the second largest yearly gain in climate change causing carbon dioxide emissions in more than two decades.
The new research comes after the Trump administration in November released it’s fourth national climate assessment.
The report outlined impacts of climate change, stating thousands of Americans could die and gross domestic product could take a 10% hit by century’s end.
President Trump rejected the report’s economic conclusions.
Trump has previously called climate change a “hoax.”