Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Emission cuts. Offsets are not the answer!

For a simple but effective analysis of what's wrong with current plans to cut global emissions by offshoring them using offsets check out this article in the Guardian:

The rich can relax. We just need the poor world to cut emissions. By 125%

Notice also the bit that says - G8 countries need to cut emissions by >93% by 2050 to avoid a two degree rise in global temperature. And the bit that says acting now is more effective than waiting to the last minute - obvious but sadly overlooked by politicians everywhere....

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