Posted by: Michael Ritter PhD | May 22, 2007

Climate Changing Pollution Rising—Again

“For years, emissions of greenhouse gases in developed countries—and throughout the world—have been going down while economic activity increased. Even as the economies of the U.S. and European Union continued to grow, the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) per car built, burger served or widget sold was on the decline. No more. “It appears that the carbon intensity of economic activity has stopped improving,” says Chris Field, director of the Carnegie Institution of Washington’s Department of Global Ecology in Stanford, Calif. “Each dollar of economic activity is requiring more rather than less carbon, which reverses a long-term trend.”

Read article at Scientific American News
TPE Link – Carbon Dioxide; Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming

Image: Carbon dioxide trend. Courtesy NOAA

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