Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Chinese Emissions to Overtake Emissions Saved by Kyoto by 2010

China (TGW) – By 2010, the amount of greenhouse gases that have been emitted by China will be larger than the amount of greenhouse gases not emitted because of the Kyoto Protocol.


According to researchers, the minimum figure for Chinese emissions is five times as large as the 115.90 million metric metric tons in reductions which the US Energy Information Agency estimates will have been achieved by signatories of the Kyoto protocol by 2010.

It is estimated that CO2 emissions will rise by 11% per year in China between now and 2010. Previous estimates ranged between 2.5% and 5%.

Via :: New Scientist