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Sun Dec 2, 2012, 02:57 PM

Carbon pollution up to 2 million pounds a second

http://news.yahoo.com/carbon-pollution-2-million-pounds-second-180229689.html

WASHINGTON (AP) The amount of heat-trapping pollution the world spewed rose again last year by 3 percent. So scientists say it's now unlikely that global warming can be limited to a couple degrees, which is an international goal.
The overwhelming majority of the increase was from China, the world's biggest carbon dioxide polluter. Of the planet's top 10 polluters, the United States and Germany were the only countries that reduced their carbon dioxide emissions.
Last year, all the world's nations combined pumped nearly 38.2 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the air from the burning of fossil fuels such as coal and oil....

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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 06:50 PM

1. University of East Anglia research shows record high for global carbon emissions

https://www.uea.ac.uk/mac/comm/media/press/2012/December/global-carbon-emissions
University of East Anglia research shows record high for global carbon emissions

Sun, 2 Dec 2012

Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are set to rise again in 2012, reaching a record high of 35.6 billion tonnes - according to new figures from the Global Carbon Project, co-led by researchers from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia (UEA).

The 2.6 per cent rise projected for 2012 means global emissions from burning fossil fuel are 58 per cent above 1990 levels, the baseline year for the Kyoto Protocol.

This latest analysis by the Global Carbon Project is published today in the journal Nature Climate Change with full data released simultaneously by the journal Earth System Science Data Discussions.

It shows the biggest contributors to global emissions in 2011 were China (28 per cent), the United States (16 per cent), the European Union (11 per cent), and India (7 per cent).

Emissions in China and India grew by 9.9 and 7.5 per cent in 2011, while those of the United States and the European Union decreased by 1.8 and 2.8 per cent.





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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:46 PM

2. I have an idea!

Why not sell the Chinese an additional 130 billion tons of coal.

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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:36 PM

3. Another reason we need to stop letting china build our products

We have much better environmental laws than they do

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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:59 PM

4. And Germany's was reduced not because of renewables

but because of a mild winter and importing energy from neighboring countries. Their carbon output was 2% larger than 2010 per kWh generated.

It's all about coal.

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