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If Bernie Sanders becomes president, what will be the yearly CO2 emissions per capita in the US in 2024?

A major element of the Sanders campaign is his Green New Deal proposal, a collection of policies intended to address the climate crisis. From his campaign website, this will entail:

  • Transform our energy system to 100 percent renewable energy and create 20 million jobs needed to solve the climate crisis.

  • Ensure a just transition for communities and workers, including fossil fuel workers.

  • Ensure justice for frontline communities, especially under-resourced groups, communities of color, Native Americans, people with disabilities, children and the elderly.

  • Save American families money with investments in weatherization, public transportation, modern infrastructure and high-speed broadband.

  • Commit to reducing emissions throughout the world, including providing $200 billion to the Green Climate Fund, rejoining the Paris Agreement, and reasserting the United States’ leadership in the global fight against climate change.

  • Invest in conservation and public lands to heal our soils, forests, and prairie lands.

  • End the greed of the fossil fuel industry and hold them accountable.

In order to predict the success of these polices, I ask:

If Bernie Sanders becomes president, what will be the yearly CO2 emissions per capita for the US in 2024, in tonnes?

Resolution will be by the Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research, or a similar reliable source.

This question resolves ambiguously if the next US presidential election is cancelled (but not if it's just delayed until some point in 2021).


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