United States leads the world in total emissions declines since 2000
In a new report, the International Energy Agency found that, “global CO2 emissions from coal use declined by almost 200 million tonnes (Mt), or 1.3% from 2018 levels, offsetting increases in emissions from oil and natural gas.”
The IEA also said that, “the United States saw the largest decline in energy-related CO2 emissions in 2019 on a country basis – a fall of 140 Mt, or 2.9%, to 4.8 Gt.”“ US emissions are now down almost 1 Gt from their peak in the year 2000, the largest absolute decline by any country over that period.”
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) responded on Twitter, “FACT you will NEVER see on the 6 o’clock news: U.S. emissions FELL 2.9%, or by 140 million tons, continuing the trend of the United States LEADING THE WORLD IN TOTAL EMISSIONS DECLINE since 2000.”
Furthermore, the IEA report said, “80% of the increase in CO2 emissions came from Asia and that China and India both contributes significantly to the increase.”
Despite criticism from global environmentalists, the United States is the country leading the world in working towards declining emissions.
The Washington Examiner reported, “emissions in the rest of the world grew by nearly 400 million tons, with 80% of that increase coming from developing countries in Asia due to strong demand for coal.”
The Washington Examiner’s full story can be found here.