AL GORE WAS WRONG (AGAIN): Greenhouse Gas Emissions Dropped Nearly 3% In Trump’s First Year

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When President Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accords, liberals went ape nuts. America, they said, had just signed the death decree of the world. Al Gore moved to the South Pole and built an igloo.

But a funny thing happened on the way to the end of the world. Instead of America causing irreversible global warming, harmful greenhouses gases that some scientists say causes climate change actually decreased during Trump’s first year in office, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported.

The EPA report showed "overall decreases across sectors and that total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions reported decreased by 2.7 percent from 2016 to 2017."

“Thanks to President Trump’s regulatory reform agenda, the economy is booming, energy production is surging, and we are reducing greenhouse gas emissions from major industrial sources,” said EPA acting administrator Andrew Wheeler. “These achievements flow largely from technological breakthroughs in the private sector, not the heavy hand of government. The Trump Administration has proven that federal regulations are not necessary to drive CO2 reductions. While many around the world are talking about reducing greenhouse gases, the U.S. continues to deliver, and today’s report is further evidence of our action-oriented approach.”

The report also said emissions from larger power plants dropped 4.5% since 2016.

Gore said in June 2017 that Trump's decision to withdraw from the Accords was a threat to humanity. "I think it was reckless," Gore said. "I think it was indefensible. It undermines America's standing in the world. It threatens the ability of humanity to solve the climate crisis in time."

But as it turns out, the U.S. is still leading the world, even without the Accords, which was non-binding and lacked an enforcement clause to allow the United Nations to levy penalties on any nation that failed to meet environmental benchmarks.

Another report released in September by the U.S. Energy Information Administration found that carbon emissions from major energy sources dropped almost 1% overall, the lowest level for U.S. emissions since 1993.

And according to the June 2018 BP Statistical Review of Global Energy, the United States led the world last year in reducing carbon emissions across the board — despite Trump pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accords in 2017.

American Enterprise Institute (AEI) reports that U.S. carbon emissions declined by more than 42 million tons in 2017, far ahead of the next most environmentally-friendly country, Ukraine, where emissions declined by 20 million tons. Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Japan also saw major declines in how much carbon dioxide each nation emits into the atmosphere.

Strangely enough, Canada, Spain, the European Union, and China — all signatories to the Accords negotiated by the United Nations — saw significant increases in carbon dioxide emissions. China released 120 million more tons of carbon dioxide into the air in 2017 than in 2016. The EU made up for America's decline, releasing 40 million more tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

AEI credits the use of natural gas and the practice of fracking with the U.S.'s carbon emissions decrease, even though environmentalists don't consider natural gas as an "acceptable" alternative energy source akin to wind power or solar.

Comments

  • The country that left the paris climate accord is leading the world in carbon emission while the countries that signed it lead the world on carbon released to the atmosphere and contributing to same thing the paris agreement was supposed to stop.

    I'll leave that here for now. Where are the liberals micros who were rooting for Obama's failed paris deal? hahaha
  • Fake news like always..people are stuck in the bubble of the fake news..sorry!
  • It's from the EPA.

    Wikipedia: The Environmental Protection Agency is an independent agency of the United States federal government for environmental protection.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Environmental_Protection_Agency

    Now democrats are saying FBI and EPA are liars. lol
  • 99% of the scientists around the globe belive that climate change is REAL.. only You and Trump's party dont belive in the climate chanmge effects.. Unvelivebale as well!
  • wrong again. There is no consensus on science agreeing with global warming. I believe it was posted here that majority of American scientist are of the notion that global warming is not happening.

    As for Trump.Under him the cause of global warming decreased under his watch while Obamas own paris agreement increase it. hahaha
  • Not bad for a man who does not believe in global warming ha. Lowering the cause of global warming and setting the US economy roaring.
  • @reaper.." there is no consensus on science agreeing with global warming".. And Why do you think the world is united under one thought, and agreed on the Paris Agreement?. You want everybody to believe your words against the Words of the World leaders?. wow! wow!.LOL


  • The world but as i stated @visafree, there is no consensus on global warming in scence agreeing. Global warming is happening is a billion dollar industry. People get rich off it and countries too.

    Al core the man who gave us global warming made millions and millions of dollar from it. He was able to make $35,000,000 (million) from it.
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/larrybell/2013/11/03/blood-and-gore-making-a-killing-on-anti-carbon-investment-hype/


    Those leaders whom you praised that signed the Paris agreement signed to get their share of the billions of dollars in funding from the agreement. And guess who would have fund it all? The USA. China and Russia along with India are worst countries emitting carbon and yet they too get a slice of that billion dollar pie.

    Lol
  • visa is out of her league.
  • i too would sign it if it will help Chuuk get some of that money.
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