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This is a main reason why Germany was so "fantastically successful" at reducing C02.
If you look at West Germany only, it's not nearly as fantastic.


You are still stuck in the 1990s. My fantastic emissions plunge for Germany refers to what happened from 2016 through 2019.

German CO2 emissions (from BP Statistical Review)
2016: 770.5 Mt CO2
2017: 760.9
2018: 731.3
2019: 683.8
This is a WHOPPING 11.3% decline in CO2 emissions in 4 years. This plunge is not matched by any other country in the world in the same 4 years.

U.K. ~7% decline is 2nd best
Japan ~6% decline is 3rd best
France ~4% decline is 4th best
USA ~1% decline is 5th best

The world needs to emulate German determination and leadership in meeting climate goals.

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