Contrary to popular belief, the US is making progress on climate change, so argues David Roberts in his article, which highlights the results and achievements of the US in reducing CO2 emissions.
“We have cut our carbon emissions more than any other country in the world in recent years — 7.7 percent since 2006. U.S. emissions fell 1.9 percent last year and are projected to fall 1.9 percent again this year, which will put us back at 1996 levels. It will not be easy to achieve the reductions Obama promised in Copenhagen — 17 percent (from 2005 levels) by 2020 — but that goal no longer looks out of reach, even in the absence of comprehensive legislation.”
So why do Americans still have such a bad reputation in this arena?