Great news, Americans! You lost your jobs, your businesses collapsed, your children were denied an education, your freedoms were stolen, you were imprisoned in your own home, you were forced to wear a mask, you couldn’t travel – but it was all worth it because guess what? In 2020, thanks to Chinese Coronavirus, U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fell by ten whole per cent last year.
You should be, according to the New York Times, which can barely contain its righteous joy.
Below the headline ‘Covid-19 Took a Bite from U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2020’, the standfirst crows:
‘Emissions plunged more than 10 percent. If the trend can be sustained, it would put the United States within striking distance of one of its major goals under the Paris climate agreement.’
America’s greenhouse gas emissions from energy and industry plummeted more than 10 percent