US Progress on Climate Change Mitigation Unexpectedly Strong

US Progress on Climate Change Mitigation Unexpectedly Strong

We live in a world where one person can make a difference. Whether it is one governor with a vision for a better, safer world and the strength to see it through; one stakeholder with a great idea and the guts to be its champion; or one citizen with the courage to speak out and show us a better way. People across the US have changed our world when it comes to climate change. 

Today our nation is about 75 percent closer to its goals for a safer atmosphere (1990 carbon emissions levels by 2020) than it was in 2007. The trajectory of carbon pollution into the next decade have fallen because helpful actions have risen -- not because the economy changed and we found more natural gas, although that’s a part (less than 30 percent) -- but because we decided to act today as if tomorrow mattered, and do smart things that made sense. 

Read more about 20 new actions that can close carbon pollution gaps and expand national energy and economic security...


This article appears in the October 2013 issue of EM Magazine, a publication of the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA; To obtain copies and reprints, please contact A&WMA directly at 1-412-232-3444.



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