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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Greenhouse gas emissions in 2014

This week came the news about the global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2014 that was 32.3 billion tonnes. It was the same as the year before although we have a global economical growth by 3%.  It is a very good news that shows a positive development to reduce the global warming. However, I believe it is not enough.

As I wrote before, this level of GHG emission is about 50% more than the capacity of the earth to reabsorb the gases and we should reduce it to less than 20 billion tons per year. In addition, with the current oil price, it is hard to believe that this positive trend remains in 2015. Nowadays, the biofuels have difficulties to compete with the cheap fossil fuels and it will affect the GHG emissions in the next statistics. Anyway, let's enjoy this little positive little news for the time being!

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