US decarbonization rates by president, measured election year to final year of term. Data as in yesterday’s post.
- To hit -80% CO2 by 2050 requires -6.8%/year (assuming 2.0% GDP growth/year)
- Democrats have done better than Republicans
- Trump is the worst (with two years of data so far)
- None have been remotely close to rate needed for deep decarbonization