21 Jan '12, 7pm

World's Carbon Concentration Highest in Last 800,000 Years #climate change

World's Carbon Concentration Highest in Last 800,000 Years #climate change

"For the first time we have made no improvement in our rate of decarbonization. We have in fact increased the carbon intensity of growth." -- State of Green Business Report 2012 [1] Last month, the Global Carbon Project released their 2010 Carbon Budget report, which found that fossil fuel CO2 emissions increased by 5.9 percent in 2010, representing not only a 49 percent jump from levels in 1990, the Kyoto reference year, but the highest emissions in human history. The report grimly notes, "The present concentration is the highest during at least the last 800,000 years." That was right around the time humans figured out how to make fire. Since we started emitting carbon into the atmosphere, it's only gotten worse.[2] THE STATE OF GREEN BUSINESS China is the world's biggest emitter of CO2, having overtaken the United States for the top spot in 2007 and representing almost a...

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