INFOGRAPHIC: U.S. Will Not Meet its 2020 Carbon Emissions Goal

The United States will not meet its projected 2020 target for carbon dioxide emissions, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The target of 4,979 million metric tons was established under the Copenhagen Accord. The National Journal has created an infographic showing and explaining the expected increase in emissions through 2020 and up to 2040.

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See the full chart below:

U.S. Carbon Emissions