Good afternoon: Today's PM — edited by Justin Green — is 398 words, a 2-minute read.
Nothing is happening remotely fast enough to save humanity from facing the self-inflicted disaster of runaway climate change, writes Axios' Ben Geman.
Between the lines: Concentrations of two other major greenhouse gases — methane and nitrous oxide — increased more in 2017–2018 than average increases over the prior 10 years.
The big picture: The world needs to cut emissions by 25% by 2030 to keep warming to 2°C, and a much steeper 55% to keep it within 1.5°C.
President Trump pardons "Butter" during the traditional event in the Rose Garden.
Soy sauce "has been transformed into a dollar-a-drop luxury to be fussed over like a fine wine," write Suryatapa Bhattacharya and River Davis for a Wall Street Journal A-hed (subscription).