This past Thursday, the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research released a study on the countries with the largest reductions and increases of carbon emissions in 2017. The United States led the path with 42 million tons of carbon emissions were reduced with Ukraine in second.
Professor Mark J. Perry notes, “This is the ninth time in this century that the US has had the largest decline in emissions in the world. This also was the third consecutive year that emissions in the US declined, though the fall was the smallest over the last three years.”
China led in the largest increase in carbon emissions with a little under 120 million tons alongside with India, becoming the two countries to account for over half of all carbon emissions.
On June 1, 2017, President Trump told Paris Climate Accord signatories that the United States was exiting out of the non binding agreement, leaving over half a year to complete such a significant goal. On Thursday morning, Professor Perry tweeted a picture of the rapid decrease in carbon emissions in the United States per capita.
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