Trump isn’t reporting CO2 emissions, ending an era of global transparency

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NATE HULTMAN and PAUL BODNAR / THE HILL – On New Year’s Day, the Trump administration missed an important deadline. It wasn’t related to the debt ceiling, DACA, or the Iran nuclear deal. Rather, the United States was due to present its biennial update the rest of the world on our progress in reducing the greenhouse gas emissions causing climate change. Instead, the sound of crickets.

Previous presidential administrations, both Republican and Democrat, have taken widely different approaches to climate change.

President George H.W. Bush supported and helped establish the underlying United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, a treaty that was ratified overwhelmingly by the U.S. Senate in 1992 …

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