Climate Change Tracker: Why 2021 is a crucial year to stop global warming
2021 is already shaping up as an important year for climate change mitigation. As scientist and author Michael E. Mann wrote in Newsweek a few days ago, this year could well mark the tipping point for climate action. This is in no small degree a result of the US rejoining the 2015 Paris Agreement and enacting sweeping reforms in its domestic carbon-based energy economy, he pointed out. As the world’s second largest emitter of greenhouse gases (GHG), and the world’s biggest historical emitter, you could say that this is the least the US could do.