Thursday, July 19, 2012

Oh the irony

For all those moaning about how the US wouldn't sign the Kyoto Treaty, let's see how that's working out, shall we?
Over the past five years America has recorded a decline in greenhouse-gas emissions of 450m tonnes, the biggest anywhere in the world. Ironically, given its far greater effort to tackle climate change, the European Union has seen its emissions rise, partly because its higher gas prices (linked to oil) have led to an increase in coal-fired power generation.