Currently — March 17th, 2023
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If you're wondering what you're looking at here, let us break it down for you.
📎 The percentages detailed in the map is a state-wise breakdown of the change in heat-trapping emissions. A negative percentage implies a decrease in emissions, while a positive percentage implies an increase. The greener the state, the higher the reduction in emissions. So that actually sounds good, right? We're seeing so much reduction across the board after all!
Well, not quite.
The United States committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2050, but at the current rate of reduction (i.e. 1% every year across the board) the country is not moving nearly fast enough to achieve this national target.
Top emitting sectors of electric power, transport, industry, and agriculture need to make some drastic changes at both state and local levels to create a larger dent in those reduction goals.
There have been some major wins along the way, such as a 7.2 % decrease in industrial emissions between 2005–2020! Strides ARE being made in each sector and we'll spotlight those in the coming weeks as well, so keep an eye out 🌱
— Prerana Narahari
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