By now, most people are quite aware of climate change and at least some of the problems it’s causing. So what is being done to counter it? The UN has an answer, or 17 of them, called the Sustainability Development Goals.
The United States emits greenhouse gases at a rate greater than any nation on Earth except China. Although much smaller in population — the US has just over 332 million to China’s nearly 1.4 billion — the US emits greenhouse gases at a rate roughly half of that of China.