The U.S. will still report its carbon emissions to U.N.

Despite President Trump’s promise to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, the administration has continued to report it annual greenhouse gas emission levels to the United Nations. The U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change mandates that every April affluent nations must report how much carbon pollution they emitted in the previous year. The Trump administration has asked Congress for $8.5 million for the climate data collection for 2018. While this is a positive sign, the fact that Trump has proposed stark budget cuts and staff reductions to climate science programs means U.S. climate data may soon deteriorate in quality and accuracy.



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