EMISSIONS ACCOUNTING

Public lands fly under climate radar

Global greenhouse gas emissions are set to rise again in 2018. New research from the United States Geological Survey casts light on emissions from fuels produced on federal lands and finds that they accounted for over 20% of US emissions in recent years.

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Fig. 1: Greenhouse gas emissions from US federal lands.

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Ratledge, N., Davis, S.J. & Zachary, L. Public lands fly under climate radar. Nature Clim Change 9, 92–93 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-019-0399-7

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