US Faces Deadliest Extreme Weather Year With a Rise in Carbon Emission

A total of 688 people lost their lives in 20 different billion-dollar weather and climate disasters across the contiguous United States last year. America’s greenhouse gas emissions soared by 6 percent in 2021 because of an increase in coal usage and the use of long-haul trucks, leaving the United States even further behind its 2030 goal of decreasing emissions by 30 percent from 1990 levels.

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