A British newspaper has published leaked figures which show the world’s greenhouse gas emissions increased by a record amount last year.
The Guardian published estimates from the International Energy Agency (IEA) which showed the world economy’s return to growth in 2010 coincided with a 1.6 gigatonne rise in carbon dioxide emissions.
"The prospect is getting bleaker. That is what the numbers say," IEA chief economist Faith Birol was quoted as saying.
The IEA has warned that annual energy-related emissions should be no higher than 32 gigatonnes by 2020, but the figures reported in the Guardian estimate that 30.6 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide were emitted in 2010.
So - who’s complaining about Carbon Taxes? I’d rather have a livable planet than keep squabbling and bitching about who’s going to pay for it.