Gallery: Humans Emitted a Record Breaking 30.6 Gigatonnes of Carbon In ...

 

According to unpublished estimates from the International Energy Agency (IEA), we humans emitted a historically high level of carbon last year, pushing our output to 30.6 gigatonnes (up 1.6 gigatonnes from 2009). This estimate debunks the rumors flying around that the global recession would aide in the mission to reduce carbon emissions, and has scientists saying that we’ve now only a miniscule chance of turning global climate change around. We’ll be honest, this news is bringing the Inhabiteam down — we’re sitting here wondering if we’re just yelling at a brick wall.

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  1. caeman June 2, 2011 at 9:17 am

    “Most of the rise – about three-quarters – has come from developing countries, as rapidly emerging economies have weathered the financial crisis and the recession that has gripped most of the developed world.”

    And what is the world doing about these third world countries and their complete disregard for the global climate? Nearly 75% of the increase is their fault.

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