Can we make up for lost time?
Meanwhile, one of the few things Congress and the Trump administration were able to agree on this year was the Great American Outdoors Act, which will pump nearly $10 billion into long-deferred maintenance for national parks and public lands—more money than the parks have seen in half a century. “It’s incredible to think about how much good this will do,” one activist told Craig Welch.
However, policy measures adopted by the outgoing administration would add around 1.8 billion gigatons of carbon to the atmosphere between now and 2035, Alejandra Borunda reports.
The good news is, that’s only 30 percent of a single year’s emissions. The better news is, those policies are reversible. The real problem is