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Global carbon-dioxide emissions increase by 1.0 Gt in 2011 to record high

Global carbon-dioxide emissions increase by 1.0 Gt in 2011 to record high | The Great Transition | Scoop.it

Global carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil-fuel combustion reached a record high of 31.6 gigatonnes (Gt) in 2011, according to preliminary estimates from the International Energy Agency (IEA). This represents an increase of 1.0 Gt on 2010, or 3.2%. Coal accounted for 45% of total energy-related CO2 emissions in 2011, followed by oil (35%) and natural gas (20%).

 

Are there any more words to attack this stupidity of our so-called world leaders? Start preparing for the final reckoning.

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New Report: Finance sector lobbyists undermine Europe's carbon trading system

"Although the lobbyists look to be losing some of these battles, plenty of loopholes remain in the financial regulation of the carbon market. More fundamentally, emissions trading introduces speculation by design and has failed to meet its stated objectives. There is a need to de-financialise climate policy."

http://www.corporateeurope.org/sites/default/files/publications/LettingTheMarketPlay.pdf

 

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Climate change targets should include emissions from goods manufactured abroad

Climate change targets should include emissions from goods manufactured abroad | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
Carbon emissions from goods imported and consumed in the UK are rising more quickly than greenhouse gases are being cut domestically, MPs have warned.

 Very interesting report from the UK's Energy and Climate Parliamentary Committee. Their recommendations, if implemented, would give a completely different picture of the country's climate "achievements".

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