12 Jun '11, 6pm

Vietnam plans to build 90 coal plants ~ @mongabay

New record in global carbon emissions 'another wake-up call' (05/31/2011) Global carbon emissions hit a new high last year proving once again that international political efforts, hampered by bickering, the blame-game, and tepidity, are failing to drive down the greenhouse gas emissions that are causing the planet to heat up. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), following a slight fall in carbon dioxide emissions due to the economic downturn, emissions again rose to a new record level in 2010: 30.6 gigatons. This is a full 5 percent higher than the past record hit in 2008. The new record puts greater doubt on the international pledge of limiting the global average temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius. Environmental law landmark: island nation challenges faraway coal plant for climate impact (05/25/2011) The far-flung Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), lo...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0612_hance_vietnam_coal.html

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