WATCH: Trump announces decision on Paris climate agreement | PBS NewsHour

‘WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump declared Thursday he was withdrawing the U.S. from the landmark Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts to combat climate change and distancing the country from many allies abroad. He said the U.S. would try to re-enter but only if it can get more favorable terms.’

Source: WATCH: Trump announces decision on Paris climate agreement | PBS NewsHour

There’s Way Less Coal Than We Thought – Bloomberg

‘…The surge in global coal production has produced a much more refined understanding of coal deposits around the world. Armed with those refinements, researchers have slashed their estimates of the amount of economically and technologically recoverable coal by two-thirds from ’90s-era forecasts. When the UBC researchers analyzed the worst-case scenario for 21st century carbon dioxide emissions, using the revised coal estimates, they found that CO2 emissions fell dramatically.’

Source: Bloomberg

How U.S. forests could do more to curb climate change – CBS News

‘Forests have been removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing carbon for more than 300 million years. When we cut down or burn trees and disturb forest soils, we release that stored carbon to the atmosphere. Since the start of the Industrial Revolution, one-third of all carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere from human activities have come from deforestation.’

Source: How U.S. forests could do more to curb climate change – CBS News

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