News : OPINION: Increase in Global Emissions Ought to Serve as Green Clarion Call

Nov 11, 2011

From Exeter Patch and Portsmouth Patch

By Jim Cavan

Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy released a report indicating that global carbon dioxide levels jumped by the biggest amount on record last year.

According to the report, the world churned out roughly 564 million more tons of CO2 in 2010 than it did in 2009, an increase of about six percent. To put that in perspective, the increase outstrips the individual emissions of all but three countries: China, the United States, and India.

That's worse than even the worst case scenario outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) four years ago...

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