The United States is the most successful in tackling the effects of climate change, and it’s the only one with the highest per capita emissions, according to a new study.
The United States has committed to the United Nations climate agreement and has promised to cut emissions by more than a third by 2025.
Yet the nation’s per capita carbon emissions have fallen by about 4 percent since 2005, according the new report from the International Monetary Fund.
In contrast, the United Kingdom has fallen by 5.5 percent since 2008, while China has fallen 10.6 percent.
“While some countries have improved their emissions since the early 2000s, many countries have not.
The U.S. has the lowest carbon emissions of any country, and the U.K. has been among the worst performers, according,” the report states.
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The U.N. report notes that the global economy has suffered due to climate change.
While the United States’ economy is more resilient than its European neighbors, it is far behind the rest of the world, which has already seen the impacts of climate damage.
On top of that, the report notes, there are significant gaps in the way we measure and respond to climate-related risk.
According to the study, climate-affected regions of the planet face unique risks, such as extreme weather events, sea level rise, and flooding.
There is also an increased risk of human health related to climate disruption.
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