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US emissions plummeted this year—for all the wrong reasons

Climate pollution will simply rebound with the economy, unless we make dramatic shifts in our policies and practices.
by James Temple

The good news: US greenhouse-gas emissions are on track to fall 9% this year, marking the lowest levels of climate pollution in at least three decades, according to the research group BloombergNEF.

The bad news: The dramatic decline is almost entirely attributable to the pandemic-driven economic downturn, not to any fundamental and lasting shifts in our policies, behaviors, and practices.

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