Half of the world's wealthiest countries (and biggest polluters) are not going to bother to meet their own commitments to emissions reductions.
The country’s congress overwhelmingly passes the law on its second reading, aiming for 37,000 EVs in five years. Meanwhile, the U.S. Congress' tax bill promotes carbon-based energy.
The country is the only major one in the world where damage to the climate is worsening as the population becomes poorer.
The organization expects a global rise of 3 degrees Celsius by 2100, even if countries cut their greenhouse gas emissions as promised in 2015.
If the president withdraws from the agreement, he will break ranks with more than 190 countries.
The desire for more spacious cars and houses is canceling out energy savings made by environmentally friendly improvements to heating and transport.
John McCain has made an unexpected move, voting against a bill supported by President Trump and most Republicans in Congress.
Under Trump's policies, U.S. emissions will mount—and so will the damage to future generations.
The link between global economic growth and emissions growth has been further weakened as greenhouse gas levels show no increase for the second year in succession.