For the last few years, the United States has been a lukewarm leader on global climate action. Now, if President-elect Donald Trump keeps his campaign promises, it may become the rogue state of climate change.
As humanity’s first space colonists are getting ready to ship off to Mars in 2030, the citizens of Earth may have just implemented the first-ever carbon emissions standards for airlines. And they’re weak as hell.
The United States may be the second largest carbon emitter on the planet, but it’s got a new rival: forest fires. Indonesia is in the midst of a devastating fire season, one that’s kicking up more greenhouse gases than the entire US economy.