WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will preside over one of America's sharpest drops in climate-changing emissions despite mocking the idea of climate change himself.
A new Energy Information Administration report projects Americans will burn off 7.5% less climate-damaging fossil fuel emissions this year.
That's as the coronavirus hacks away at the U.S. economy and disrupts travel and business.
Americans recorded almost as big a drop in emissions after the 2008 recession.
Climate scientists say climate-damaging fossil fuel use typically picks up when economies rebound.