As the country that seems to dominate world attention on climate change, from Al Gore’s two films to Donald Trumps recklessness on maintaining the fossil fuel industry and attempting to erase environmental protections, there is so much to write about how the USA is a pivotal player in either aggravating, or holding back global warming. With an administration largely denying even the existence of climate change, so much depends on non-fossil fuel corporate America, NGOs and ordinary people taking up the challenge. Here I present the information – progress on renewables, as well as the harm that American lifestyles themselves add to the problem.
June 1 2018: Paris deal: a year after Trump announced US exit, a coalition fights to fill the gap. In the year since, an alliance of American cities, states and green groups have flung themselves at the gaping void left by Trump’s decision. This coalition has experienced a bruising 12 months during which successes at a local level have been regularly overshadowed by an administration intent on tearing down any edifice of climate policy. This backlash has spurred cities to quicken the pace in certain areas; New York is to electrify its bus fleet and Los Angeles has promised to abandon coal-fired electricity. link