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U.S. Carbon Pollution Surged in 2018, After Years of Stasis

It’s an ominous sign for America’s ability to meet its goals under the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Source: Brendan McDermid / Reuters

Carbon-dioxide emissions from the United States spiked sharply in 2018, bucking a three-year trend and making it more likely that the country will fail to meet its promises under the Paris Agreement on climate change, according to a preliminary analysis published Tuesday.

The new study—written by

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