Maybe the Harpocrites were right it is impossible to meet the Kyoto targets. So why bother.As Prince said lets party like it's 1999.
Hello, earth to humans; Capitalism is NOT sustainable.
The rate of increase in carbon dioxide emissions has more than doubled since the 1990s, according to a new Australian study, raising fears that the rising levels of carbon dioxide may be unstoppable.
"From 2000 to 2005, the growth rate of carbon dioxide emissions was more than 2.5 per cent per year, whereas in the 1990s it was less than one per cent per year," said study co-author Mike Raupach of Australia's national science agency, the CSIRO.
Carbon dioxide has been implicated as a major cause of global warming, and the new findings suggest that recent global efforts to reduce emissions have had little impact.
According to Raupach 7.9 billion tonnes of carbon were emitted into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide in 2005 and the rate of increase is accelerating.
According to CSIRO's Paul Fraser, another of the study's authors, "The trend over recent years suggests the growth rate is accelerating, signifying that fossil fuels are having an impact on greenhouse gas concentrations in a way we haven't seen in the past."
"The jump in emissions is remarkable … it seems there has been a tremendous shift in the past five years," said independent expert Paul Crutzen of the Max Plank Institute for Chemistry in Germany, a Nobel Prize winner for his work on holes in the ozone layer. "Unfortunately, once emissions go up, it's very hard to bring them back down."
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