Hot spots - the carbon atlas

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Hot spots - the carbon atlas

Postby Wilberforce » Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:42 pm

Hot spots - the carbon atlas
This diagram ranks the total CO2 output of each country in the world:
(Data is from 2005)

File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat ... _ATLAS.pdf

This week’s Bali meeting highlighted just how difficult it will be to secure an
international agreement to reduce greenhouse gas levels by enough to save the
earth from catastrophic temperature rises. This map, showing countries according
to their emissions, shows why an international deal is needed - and why only
one binding the big polluters can succeed
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