Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Greenhouse gas emissions keep increasing – NZ one of the worst offenders

The countries that vowed to cut greenhouse gas emissions are churning out more than ever by David Biello Original article from Scientific American 17 November 2008 The 38 countries that pledged to restrain their emissions of climate change — inducing greenhouse gases, most notably carbon dioxide (CO2), are failing, according to new figures released today. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the body charged with overseeing global emission reduction efforts, says that, overall, greenhouse emissions — measured in terms of the most ubiquitous: carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) — dropped by 894 million metric tons between 1990 and 2006 (the latest year for which figures are available).

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