As Trump
takes office
one year in
CO2 emissions Monthly greenhouse gas emissions rose slightly this year, from 477 million metric tons of CO2 in January 2017 to an estimated 491 million metric tons in January 2018. Despite growth in renewable energy, U.S. CO2 emissions have been pretty flat for almost a decade. President Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement in June, opened up new areas for fossil fuel drilling and loosened regulations on energy companies. (Sources: 12) 477 million metric tons (January 2017) 491 million metric tons (proj.) (January 2018)
Global average temperature 2017 was the third warmest year since scientists started keeping track in 1880, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It’s yet more confirmation of global warming trends (2016 and 2015 were the warmest and second warmest years respectively). The Trump administration has reduced funding to some climate science programs, cut others and removed references to global warming and climate change from federal websites. (Sources: 12) plus 1.69°F (2016 global temperature average) plus 1.51°F (2017 global temperature average)